The Yellow Dog Project

The Yellow Dog Project

BlueDog invites the pups of The Andovers to become Yellow Dogs!

What is the Yellow Dog Project? The Yellow Dog Project is a global movement that was created to bring awareness to the general public about dogs who needs space while out on a walk. A Yellow Dog is a dog of any age, any breed, or any mutt who wears a yellow ribbon on their leash to let the public know that they need space and should not be approached. Yellow Dogs could need space for a number of reasons: they’re in training, they’re shy, they’re recovering from a surgery, they’re reactive around other dogs, they have health issues, or any other number of reasons for a dog to require distance from others.

At BlueDog, we firmly believe that respecting a dog’s need for space will help them become healthy, happier dogs! When our caring team walks dogs around town, every dog walker knows to keep our clients’ dogs a safe distance from others. Even if they’re friendly and social, this helps us ensure that they remain that way. And we have a number of training clients whose pups already wear a yellow ribbon on his or her leash to make sure their training with us is as successful as possible!

And I even have three Yellow Dogs myself! My four-year old Collie, Reese, is a little shy around new dogs and needs some time and space before she starts to feel comfortable. And my four-month old Miniature Poodle puppy, Walt, is still just learning his proper doggie etiquette and good manners. Keeping him at a distance from other dogs and people will prevent him from using his very silly puppy-antics on anyone who might not like them!

And my eight-year old Collie, Elsa, well, she doesn’t exactly need a yellow ribbon, but she’s helping me spread the word about the Yellow Dog Project! A yellow ribbon on a leash is a wonderful conversation starter and has made a number of our clients more comfortable about explaining to others that their pup just cannot say hello.

The Yellow Dog ProjectIt’s our goal at BlueDog to help spread the awareness of the Yellow Dog Project to the residents of Andover and North Andover. By doing so, we will be able to help the pups who need yellow ribbons so that they can feel more comfortable and safe while out on a walk!

I would like to invite you to visit the BlueDog booth at the Dog Days Festival at Smolak Farms on Sunday, June 9th from 10am-4pm to learn more about the project and to get your pup his very own yellow ribbon. It’s a wonderful event for the entire family, and we can also discuss additional tips to help keep your pup happy and healthy!

Yellow RibbonTo learn more about the Yellow Dog Project you can visit their website at or like them on Facebook at

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