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‘Paws’ for a second and give dogs with yellow ribbons a bit of space

15 February 2017

K9 Fire Investigation Dogs will be making a rare public appearance on Thursday 23 February at a Humberside Police Community Safety Team event in Pearson Park.

‘Paws’ for a second and give dogs with yellow ribbons a bit of space

The event begins at 1.00pm to promote the Yellow Dog Project and staff will be giving away yellow ribbons. Aston, Etta and Sox will be there with their handlers John Willingham and Mick Shooter alongside local Dog Wardens to offer help and advice on the day.

What is Yellow Dog UK?

The Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery or being rehabilitated.

If you see a dog with a YELLOW ribbon, bandana or similar on the leash or on the dog, this is a dog which needs some space.

Please, do not approach this dog or its owner with your dog. They are indicating that their dog cannot be close to other dogs.

How close is too close?

Only the dog or his people know, so maintain distance and give them time to move out of your way.

Why might a dog need space?

There are many reasons why a dog may need space.  It may...

  • Be a rescue dog being rehabilitated. The world can be a very scary place for these dogs.
  • Be a bitch who may be in heat
  • Be in training
  • Be very old and arthritic

In short, a yellow marker on a dog means it needs some space.

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