Life with your anxious and reactive dog is a challenge but you are the HERO in your dog's story.
You are working really hard to keep your dog safe, to ensure they do not become anxious, frustrated or fearful which then can cause them to become reactive.
However life isn't easy and sometimes things don't run smoothly and they become reactive.
You don't like to feel embarrassed by your dogs actions
You see life with your anxious and reactive dog is a challenge and you often feel like you've been labelled , labelled as a bad dog owner with an aggressive dog.
A dog owner who's not socialised your dog
A dog owner who has no control
A dog owner who has been made to feel like an outcast
I mean how dare you walk in the same park with that off lead dog, how selfish of you
But this is not true.
Your dog is not a monster and you are not a bad dog owner.
You should be able to enjoy the same walks as everyone one else.
No one should ever make you feel like you have done something wrong or not trained your dog dog properly
Despite what other think you are the hero. You are the one who is trying their best to rehabilitate, support and train your anxious fur baby.
As on onlooker walks past you may feel embarrassed, you don't want to be seen as different with this difficult dog
What will they think?
Wouldn't it be good to have some kind of way to help educate and inform others about your dogs needs? Yellow is a great way..
Your dog wears its yellow with pride and i walk my dog with pride
It creates awareness, educates
It is you and your dogs SUPER POWER
Yellow is a simple way to inform other people that your dog needs space
It works! I know as I've seen it in action
Yes some days are tougher than others. Sometimes no matter how hard we try there is always going to be that one dog owner who let's their friendly dog run up to yours on lead.
However the message is slowly getting across
I am proud that my dog wears yellow, in fact when I slip her harness on I feel like I have put on some kind of shield.
Life is not a bubble an we are not in a vacuum. You will have bad days but there will be good days.
if wearing a yellow harness or attaching a yellow lead onto your dog can help, then this is a positive thing.
Think of it has a helping hand.
We all need a bit of a helping hand once in a while.
Words are powerful
Yellow is powerful
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