“I just wanted to write an e-mail of gratitude for Yellow Dog UK. I was introduced to this charity, by a friend of mine, in the summer of last year shortly after we adopted our 21mth old (at the time) Tri-coloured Papillion called Rio. He came to us under-socialised and on his fifth home. He’s had fear issues with other dogs along with a number of other problems which we have been working hard to resolve.
I have been using the yellow ribbon when he has been out on walks and at his obedience and heelwork to music classes. The yellow ribbon has allowed us to help him with his fear around other dogs, and he has come on in leaps and bounds. In fact I have yet to find anything that he isn’t willing to turn his paw to including obedience and HTM along with some scent work. I have found that using the yellow ribbon, especially, has helped him to gain confidence with other dogs and to be given the space he needs to work happily.
I plan to continue take him to weekly classes, as I still do with my other dogs, and to continue to help him improve and thrive within himself and in a number of disciplines especially obedience and heelwork to music, possibly with a view to competing in the future and completing the Good Citizen Dog Scheme. Given how much Yellow Dog UK has helped Rio and I, as a handler, to improve I would highly recommend using a ribbon if your dog needs space!” ~Alexandra Seal.