The Yellow Dog Project
is a global movement for owners of dogs that need
space. It hopes to educate the public and dog owners to identify dogs needing
space, promote appropriate contact of dogs and assist dog parents to identify
their dog as needing space.
Yellow Dogs are dogs who need space - they are not necessarily aggressive
dogs but more often are dogs who have issues of fear; pain from recent surgery;
are a rescue or shelter dog who has not yet had sufficient training or mastered
obedience; are in training for work or service; are in service; or other reasons
specific to the dog.
The Yellow Dog Project seeks to educate appropriate ways to approach or
make contact with a dog with permission of a dog owner only, whether or not a
dog is a “yellow dog”. They also seek to promote the use of yellow ribbons to
identify yellow dogs needing extra space.