For those of you who don't know (or just don't want to go read about it somewhere) the Yellow Dog Project is something I discovered recently. It is when you tie a yellow ribbon to your dog's harness, collar, or leash to show that your dog is a "yellow dog." A yellow dog basically means that your dog needs space and not to pet it. It doesn't mean your dog is aggressive. It could mean your dog is in training, is a working dog, in old or ill, is recovering from something, doesn't like other dogs, etc.
So today I tied a yellow ribbon to Jada's harness to show that she is a "DINOS" (Dog In Need Of Space). I am working on training Jada in general leash manners, but also working with her on her reactivity. I don't want people just coming up and petting her, or sending their dogs to her. If they ask and they don't have a dog, I might say yes. Otherwise, I will explain what the yellow ribbon means- My dog is in training right now and shouldn't be disturbed or distracted.
Here's a picture of Jada on our very hot walk this afternoon (it was a very short walk because of the heat...and no one was out and about!)
|Jada with her bandanna|
Anyway, it was too hot to take Sasha out (she gets tired easily in the heat) so I just took the little one :)