You know I'm a dog person---I love beagles and boston terriers...and of course golden retrievers are one of the very best breeds.

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If you’re a dog owner who cringes every time a stranger makes a mad dash toward your dog, knowing that they’ll be greeted with a snarl or a bite, I may have the answer for you.

A Canadian dog trainer founded a new movement called the Yellow Dog Project, where owners tie a yellow ribbon around the collar of dogs that are better off not being approached.

The YDP has already attracted 12,000 followers worldwide in just a few months, so it has a pretty good chance of becoming the best way to interact (or not interact) with other people’s pets.

Meanwhile, it’ll keep the poor dog from getting in trouble when he nips at a charging stranger that he didn’t want to interact with in the first place! (Jezebel)