I received a free t-shirt in exchange for this review.
I’ve vented about my frustration with other people and our dogs – I think there was something about how NOT to get your head bitten off. If you’re unfamiliar with my rant, here are the highlights…
- It bugs me when people label our dogs as aggressive when I’m hesitant to let them (or their kids) rush us. I’m trying to manage three dogs – give me a second to get them situated.
- It bugs me when people allow their dog to rush our dogs – you can scream “he’s friendly” all you want, all we see is someone rushing at us at top speed. How would you feel if I ran straight at you, stopping inches from your face to smell you?
Anyway, too many encounters with people who aren’t dog people changed up our fitness routine and we now take full advantage of living on 5 acres that border a lot more land (owned by dog loving neighbors) to explore and get exercise.
Recently, a really cool graphic by The Yellow Dog Project was being shared on Facebook proposing that we put a yellow ribbon on our dog’s leash to let others know not to approach our dog.
This works great for everyone who knows the meaning of the yellow ribbon. Dress United gave me an opportunity to make it clear that ‘now isn’t a great time’ for a meet and greet. I went to their site and created a t-shirt for free so that I can show you a new option.
The Dress United site is easy to use, I was able to create and order my design in 15 minutes, which is saying something, because I usually get stuck on choosing a font. It helps that it wasn’t complicated and I loved the number of pet related graphics they had – it was tough choosing between the Keep the Tail Wagging logo and a huge paw print.
To keep in with the theme, I chose a yellow shirt and made sure “Dog In Training” stood out. The process was easy and fast, for this simple design, the t-shirts are affordable (oh and you can choose t-shirt style or go for a hoodie or sweatshirt), and I’m happy to be able to return to our normal walking trails with our “warning” blazing on my shirt. The t-shirt I ordered is going to be perfect for the summer. The material is light weight without feeling thin or cheap.
I’m hoping that this picks up and more people design yellow shirts and pullovers that’ll help the Dog & Dog and Dog & Human interactions go better when we’re out on our walks. What are your thoughts? Would you rock a “Dog in Training” shirt?
Disclosure: I received a t-shirt + design free of charge from Dress United in exchange for an honest product review. My thoughts on the Dress United ordering process and the t-shirt I received are my ow.