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BiteyShark Sun 09-Apr-17 08:41:53

Has anyone used a 'dog in training' vest? I was thinking of perhaps getting one for me to wear when I am out and about so that people understand why I move my dog to the side and why I don't want to 'socialise my dog with theirs'.

Looks like you can get a high viz vest with the words 'please keep away dog in training'. Wondering if that would help or not. Anyone tried something like this?

MoogBoov Mon 10-Apr-17 03:52:26

There's another system used - tying a coloured ribbon to the lead.

Red = please stay away, not a friendly dog
Yellow = OK to approach...sometimes
Green = super friendly dog.

In training vest is probably also a good idea for those too far away to see the coloured ribbon (I think it's a ribbon!).

Thewolfsjustapuppy Mon 10-Apr-17 07:24:49

There are harnesses and leads in different colours that say things like 'in training' and 'caution' as well. I think it's not a bad idea. Following numerous incidents in the park where the other owner really should have known better I have basically come to the conclusion that I can never overestimate just how stupid other dog owners can be hmm. So making it stark raving clear you don't want others to approach is probably the way to go!

BiteyShark Mon 10-Apr-17 07:36:21

I had seen those that can be put on leads but figured you would have to be quite close to me to read them.

Think I might order the vest and give it a go and see if it makes any difference.

pigsDOfly Mon 10-Apr-17 12:20:06

Not sure about the ribbons as I suspect most people would have no idea of the meaning behind the colours, I certainly didn't know, although I've heard about yellow ribbons.

Seen quite a few dogs with 'in training' vests on. Think it's a good idea.

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