a message from the KCDC

Spotted a dog with a yellow ribbon on their collar or lead? This shows they’re a bit nervous, and need some extra space.
Some dogs feel anxious and fearful of other dogs and people; if you crowd a scared dog, they may become aggressive out of fear. Chances are their owner will be trying to keep some distance between you anyway – you can help them out by:

  • keeping your distance
  • putting your own dog (if you have one) on a lead until you’re past them
  • explaining to children that the dog is shy and nervous, so they need some space.