Like Patricia, I don't ask people to deal with their dog from a distance. I tend to deal with their dog for them, but unless you are HIGHLY savvy you probably would mistake me for playing with the dog verse "dealing" with it.
ckranz wrote: They certainly ignored the yellow ribbon on his leash.
the whole yellow ribbon concept is a good one in theory, but without a national campaign to educate what it means , and a consensus to actually designate yellow to mean "stay back from dog", you do have forgive people for not understanding what that "thing" on the leash means. outside a very small circle I highly doubt the yellow ribbon has meaning to very many people.
Then speaking for my self, I know what it is supposed to mean, but to be honest, I am watching "your" dog, not checking for yellow ribbons so there is a good chance i would miss it too.
it's a good idea, but not am not sold on the real world practicalities of it yet.
WufWuf wrote: I've always felt that any dog with a bit of sense would follow me if I threw a jackpot of treats in their face but I've never tried it so it may have worked for others.
I have used it a couple times, had mixed results, but never had dogs then start to follow me. the results were a mix of ignore the treats tossed and focusing on the treats tossed.