What Does a Yellow Bandana on a Louisiana Dog Mean?
I have to admit... I can not pass a dog without stopping to pet it. I've come to learn that I think I like most dogs better than most people. There's a quote that's been attributed to Bill Murray, (though I can't confirm it's true), that says: "I never trust a person who doesn't like dogs, but I always trust a dog when he doesn't like a person." I wholeheartedly agree.
You've probably seen service dogs with harnesses that proclaim "Service Dog- Do Not Pet," I know they say dogs are bred to work and for service, but I always feel a little sorry for that dog, cause he can't get some "good lovin' on." But I always respect the owner's wish not to approach their dog.
So you might be surprised to know that when you see a dog wearing a bandana, it might be more than just a fashion choice by the owner. According to Shyface Bandanas, different colored bandanas might have a different color meaning.
Meanings of Different Bandana Colors
- Red Bandana- Caution/Danger/Please give me space
- Orange Bandana- Not Friendly with Other Dogs
- Yellow Bandana- I’m nervous/unpredictable/do not pet/please give me space. A yellow bandana is also sometimes used with adoption dogs looking for a new home
- White Bandana- I’m deaf/blind
- Green Bandana- I’m totally friendly
- Blue Bandana- I’m in training or working/please don’t distract me
My wife and I adopted a dog from Caddo Animal Shelter a couple of years ago. She was already an adult and bad habits had already been established, but based on the list above, I'd have to get her a bandana that was red, orange, and yellow.
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