Traffic Light Bandanas for Dogs

11 months ago

Murrays Veterinary Clinic has launched a range of “Traffic Light Bandanas” for dogs to wear to give other a visual sign about their approachability. There are 4 coloured bandanas made for dog-owners to buy for their dogs to wear around their neck or to tie onto their leads.

If a dog is wearing a red bandana, it warns people they do not enjoy interaction with other dogs and should be given space. An orange bandana worn by dogs that are sometimes not ok with strange people or dogs, please put your dog on a leach and check with the owner before approaching. Green means ‘friendly’, these dogs are happy to be around other dogs and people most of the time. Yellow bandanas are for dogs with a disability (blind or deaf) that makes them vulnerable.

But please remember these simple steps when you a see a dog: 

  1. Ask the owner if it is ok to approach the dog
  2. Let the dog sniff your hand first
  3. Pat on their chin or chest is best
  4. Do not lean over or put your face near a dog’s face.

Bandanas are available from Murrays Veterinary Clinic or visit www.trafficlightbandana.co.nz