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Yellow ribbon on the leash? Stay back

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Source: Humane Society Of Southern Arizona Source: Humane Society Of Southern Arizona
Source: Humane Society Of Southern Arizona Source: Humane Society Of Southern Arizona
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Some dogs, just like people, need a little space. That's why the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is taking part in an effort to help dogs and people stay safe while they're stepping out of their comfort zone.

It's called the Yellow Dog Project.  These are pets that should not be approached by other dogs or people when they are on a leash, for a variety of reasons.  You'll recognize them by a yellow leash or a yellow ribbon on their collar.  These dogs aren't aggressive, but because they are in training, or because of fear, pain, age or medical conditions, they are uncomfortable in social situations.  When you see a dog with a yellow ribbon or leash give the dog its space, or ask permission to pet or approach the dog. 

The Humane Society says this isn't an excuse to get your dog proper training.  It also doesn't absolve you of responsibility if you have an aggressive dog that causes harm to a person or another animal.

If you would like to learn more about the project, check out theyellowdogproject.com.

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