A yellow ribbon tied to a collar or leash is to help people identify a dog that requires space. This means the dog should not be approached by you or your dog. This does not necessarily mean that he is aggressive or dangerous. It could simply be a dog that might not be good with kids, not social with other dogs, just had surgery, or has fear/anxiety issues.

The Yellow Dog Project is a global movement for people with a dog that requires space. The mission of the project encompasses the following:

1) Seeks to educate the public on the appropriate way to approach a dog, with permission of the dog owner only.

2) Promotes the use of yellow ribbons to identify “yellow dogs” who need extra space.

3) Encourages people with “yellow dogs” to work with a positive reinforcement trainer.

Please visit the Yellow Dog Project website for more information and spread the word!




Tonia has owned her own dog walking company and been a full-time professional dogwalker for over 4 years. She is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Pet Professional Guild (the Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals). She volunteers weekly at a local dog shelter where she gets to feed and spend time with many furry friends.
She started Dogwalker World to share her knowledge and passion about dogs and their natural instinct to walk and explore. She believes (and knows) that walking your dog can be a fun activity that will only strengthen your bond with them. This website is her dedication to you to ensure that you find the tools and advice necessary to make walking your dog a success!

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