The Yellow Dog Project was created by Tara Palardy, a dog trainer from Innisfail, Alberta, in 2012 to raise awareness that not all dogs are social. Her goal is to raise public awareness about timid dogs and canines that require space while training or being rehabilitated.
They may be man’s best friend, but not all dogs are people dogs. Some canines may become easily frightened or aggressive. Others might simply be undergoing training or require extra space as they recover from surgery.
The idea is simple: If your dog doesn’t like to be approached, tie a yellow ribbon around his collar or leash to signal that your pet needs some space. Braxton’s is one of the first in the area to support this project by providing yellow ribbons at its checkout. If your dog needs space, stop by Braxton’s to pick up a yellow ribbon.