The Yellow Ribbon – Good Idea or Not?!

The Yellow Ribbon (used to indicate a dog needing space) - Good Idea or Not?!

Many of you may already be familiar with the Yellow Dog movement as it has made it’s way around social media. But in case you aren’t, here’s a little more information:

The Yellow (Dog) Ribbon Project (used to indicate a dog needing space by tying a yellow ribbon on their leash) - Good Idea or Not?! Can you see the downsides?

The Yellow Dog Project is a movement created for dogs that need space. By tying a yellow ribbon or something similar to the dog’s leash you are indicating that this dog needs space, for whatever reason (or perhaps the human walking the dog… either way).

However, there has been much debate with this whole ‘yellow ribbon please ignore us’ movement. What do you think? Can you see the downsides? Are people taking it too far? Are we assuming the worst if a dog is wearing this ribbon on their leash?

Please visit me on Victoria Stilwell’s Positively Expert Blog where I’m discussing my opinion of the Yellow Ribbon Dog Project!

The Yellow Ribbon (used to indicate a dog needing space) - Good Idea or Not?!

You can print posters here & here.

The  Gulahund™ Yellowdog Program was originally founded in Sweden by Eva Oliversson and in June of 2012 The Yellow Dog Project was started by Tara Palardy, a dog trainer from Alberta, Canada. The Yellow Dog Project was inspired by the Gulahund™ Yellowdog Program.


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