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The Yellow Dog Project - Watch For The Yellow Ribbons

The Yellow Dog Project -
Watch For The Yellow Ribbons:
What’s the Yellow Dog Project? It’s a global movement for dogs who maybe aren’t in the mood to get petted/fondled/coo-ed to or at by strangers. These are not necessarily aggressive dogs but may be dogs with fear, in pain, or haven’t had enough training yet.


The Yellow Dog Project - Watch For The Color YellowThey may be in training for service dog status, or be a service dog. Service dogs wear coats that carry a warning to not pet the animal which most people ignore or don’t see; the yellow or coat ribbon stands out.

The yellow ribbon or coat warns people to ask permission of the owner before going overboard on the dog greeting/petting.


This is something that makes you wonder “what took so long”. We have deThe Yellow Dog Project - Watch For The Color Yellowfinitely turned into a dog worshiping society and so many people feel the need to engulf every dog they see: not always a good idea. To learn more about The Yellow Dog Project, click here.


Note: The yellow ribbon does not keep you from being sued and is not a substitute for a good training program for your dog.


All of us need to spread the meaning of the yellow ribbon, it could save many children and adults from painful bites.


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Comment balloon 23 commentsToni Weidman • January 04 2014 06:01AM


Thank you so much Toni for sharing this valuable information. I myself had not been aware of the yellow ribbon program, not sure I've seen a dog with a yellow ribbon on but clearly the color yellow means caution and it is a good thing to have with an animal that you do not know.

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) about 7 years ago

Glad you shared Toni.  I wasn't aware.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 7 years ago

Joanna - I should have just said "the color Yellow" It can be a bandana, coat, ribbon, leash, just as long as it is yellow for caution as you said. Thank you.

John - I don't think many are yet. Thanks.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 7 years ago

I never heard about this Toni, very interesting. People do tend to pet dogs as they encounter them.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 7 years ago


This is an excellent way for all of us to reduce stress that dogs sometimes get when meeting new people.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 7 years ago

Noah - I've seen people frighten dogs when they rush forward to pet them.

Rich - Yes, a great way to keep your dog from having a stress attack.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 7 years ago

Toni: This is a good way for parents to ensure their kids stay clear of these pets. Like you said, the dog may not be aggressive, but is shy or just needs a bit more people training.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) about 7 years ago


This is an excellent idea, and you are right some dogs are like that.  Ron and i always ask the owners if it is OK for us to touch their dog. cat or horse...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 7 years ago

Toni, I recently saw this written up.  I think it's a good idea.  However, parents on young children need to teach them to not approach and pet any dog without asking the handler.

Posted by Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868 (Palm Realty) about 7 years ago

Toni, interesting....I like Kerrys comment above too about children

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 7 years ago

Toni, having cats, I am always a bit fearful of dogs.    Will have to remember this yellow ribbons!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 7 years ago

Anita - some dogs, if they are rescues, may be very wary of strangers.

Alexandra - I ask about birds too, having been bitten by one once.

Kerry, I agree and not just children.

Kristin - yes, me too.

Joan - it's not widespread yet so be cautious.


Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 7 years ago

Toni, I think the Yellow Dog Project is great. So many people assume it's okay to just come up and pet your dog or worse their kids run up and grab their face. Not good!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) about 7 years ago

Howdy and morning Toni

Toni my AR friend, this is a mighty fine project being done. There sure does seem that there is a lot of folks out, which think they should be able to petting other folks Dogies. 

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Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 7 years ago

Great idea, Toni.  I have not seen the yellow tags yet, but will watch for them.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Toni ...This is a great idea ...I went to pet one of my clients dogs about 2 years ago and he bit me damage, but this would have really helped!

Great post!

Have a great day in FL!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 7 years ago

This is a great idea.  That way the jacket stands out so people will actually notice it. 

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 7 years ago

Amanda - that's exactly right. This should help once everyone is aware of the color yellow and it's significance.

Dale - people do think that every dog is super lovable. Often a mistake.

Mary - I'm watching for them too now that I know about them.

Rob - the worst I had so far is that the dog peed on my shoe Glad it wasn't a bad one.

Belinda - I know Rocky doesn't need the color yellow.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 7 years ago

Finally a wayto know to keep your distance. This should save some nips and scrathes that were not expected.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) about 7 years ago

What a great idea - it's almost instinctive to reach out to pet dogs on the street. The yellow dog project is a great way to keep people, and dogs, safe. The key to making this work is to get the word out so we're reblogging.

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) about 7 years ago

Thanks to Wayne & Jean I didn't miss this great tip... I'll re-blog it as well... Happy Day

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) about 7 years ago

Debbie - that's the idea!

Wayne and Jean - it should definitely be taught to children to always approach slowly and ask permission.

Richard and Beth - Glad you found it useful!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 7 years ago

Great idea, but my dogs certainly would not like one of these yellow ribbons, they love every hug they can get.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 7 years ago

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