Dogs are very social creatures. As a rule, they love to sniff, play and run with other four-legged friends when they go for a walk. But there are situations when masters or mistresses want to prevent strange dogs from approaching their darling. Maybe he’s sick, scared, maybe he’s irritable or he’s supposed to learn in training not to rush straight at every strange dog.
Yellow ribbon saves time and discussions
For this reason, dog owners use a yellow ribbon or bandana to show: “Please keep your dog away!” The idea comes from Sweden and is called “Gulahund” (in English: yellow dog).
It then no longer requires a long explanation as to why you don’t want to go for a walk. Even if your dog is in heat, a yellow ribbon can be very useful and prevent awkward discussions.
This article first appeared on chip.de.