Yellow Dog UK promotes good and responsible dog ownership and fully supports the Blue Cross dog safety programme

"A Guide to greeting dogs using the 3 C's of Canine Choice"


3Cs dog safety poster for printer


Good and responsible dog ownership

You have a duty of care towards your pet

  • You should exercise you dog every day - your dog needs daily exercise for their health and well-being
  • You must take responsibility for your dog's health – give you dog healthy food and plenty of water, try to keep your dog at a healthy weight.  Register your dog with a vet and take it for regular check-ups
  • It is your responsibility to train your dog - the yellow ribbon can be an aide to help your dog succeed and help your training progress but you should teach your dog basic commands, train and practice as much as possible and make it fun!
  • It is your responsibility to socialise your dog.  Expose your dog to different people, settings and animals - the more your dog learns of the world, the more comfortable he will be in it
  • Do not leave your dog alone for long periods of time, your dog needs love and companionship 
  • It is your responsibility to make sure your dog wears a collar and ID tag when outside of your home environment
  • It is your responsibility to clean up after your dog - ensure you dispose of your dog's waste in the proper manner


Remember, you are responsible for your dog’s actions, with or without the yellow ribbon/bandana

Yellow Dog UKTM is a registered charity raising awareness that some dogs and their owners may need space for a variety of reasons when out in public. We pledge to supply free yellow ribbons to owners whose dogs needs space and that all donations will be used to promote and raise awareness of the campaign. View our charity registration certificate HERE.

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