Monday, March 31, 2014

PEDs: Yellow Bandanas

As reactive dog owners, we created our dog walking group specifically with reactive dogs in mind.  We wanted to create a space where reactive dog owners could focus more on working with their pooch instead of worrying where other dogs were.


We set up our group to not allow greetings.  We try to keep the energy low.  And we make sure each dog receives the space he needs.


One way we make sure everyone knows which dogs need a little more space is by having them wear yellow bandanas.  We've seen The Yellow Dog Project come across our Facebook news feed a time or two and thought we'd help further the cause by selecting yellow as our color.


Any dog that needs more space - be it for aggression, excitement, or fearfulness - wears a yellow bandana to let the rest of group to give them a little more space.  With the rest of the group being more aware of boundaries, this allows our "yellow dog" owners to focus just a little bit more on themselves.


6 comments:

  1. I just love how you are constantly setting all dogs (and walkers) up for success!!! Yes!!!

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    1. Sometimes it's more important to set the owners up for success than the dogs! They bounce back so much quicker than we do.

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  2. Great pictures! Love the sun and the snow:)

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  3. I continue to work with my dog, Luigi, everyday while looking forward to the time when he is ready to join your group. It sounds as if you have thought of everything to make these "yellow dogs" successful.

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    1. Lisa - We can't wait to have you and Luigi! Our Edi was just like him 2 years ago. It wasn't easy, but we know you can do it too!

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  4. Love the way you guys have your group set up!

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