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DINOS™ Handouts are Here!

Team DINOS™  has requested a way to print out the original blog post, as well as some of the other posts geared towards spreading the word about responsible dog ownership.

So, I’ve turned a few of my blogs into printer friendly PDFs (links below):

The Original, My Dog is Friendly PSA: My Dog is Friendly PSA

Dutch Translation of PSA: DutchTranslationPSA (with thanks to translator Karin van Deursen!)

The DINOS Manifesto: DINOS Manifesto

A Message from DINOS (a friendlier version of the manifesto, geared for shelters, trainers, or anyone else that would like to politely educate): A Friendly Message from DINOS: Dogs in Need of Space

Retractable Leash Tips: A Guide for ROARs

Pocket Size Handouts: perfect for educating the public on the go – these fit right in your pocket!

So go forth and print: hand them out at the bus stop, post them in dog parks, hang them up at your vet, leave it under the windshield wiper of your #1 MDIFoffender!

Let the world know: It’s a DINOS World and We’re Not Going to Take it Anymore!

  1. I think you need to add something for children as well… may not always be a dog they react to but sometimes children. I’ve had many children charge up to us with our dogs as I say… “this one does not like to be pet, please stay away from him but you may pet the other” and of course that is the one they choose to try and force interaction with. It is very frustrating when no one even adults can bother to take direction. Makes you want to avoid walking your dogs altogether.

    Thank you for the post though I love it.

    December 5, 2011
  2. Deb #

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! My dog is a DINOS. I try so hard to tell people they just refuse to listen. I had one woman tell me that “all dogs like her dog”. Really! Ahhhhhhh!

    Can you make t-shirts? I would buy one.

    December 5, 2011
  3. Tracy #

    Thank you for this information. I have three dogs and one is definitely a DINOS! She has picked her “dog friends” and that is that. She is always leashed outside of our property or at my friends farm.

    These are great hand outs and hopefully you don’t mind if I post them on our walking trails.

    December 7, 2011
    • Thanks Tracy and please share far and wide – that’s why they’re here!

      December 7, 2011
  4. Karyn #

    We would love to put these up at our shelter! Would you entertain possibly making one that can go up in an establishment by taking out the lines about “zip it” and “keep the nasty comments to yourself?” As much as I strongly agree with you, we would like to keep it as friendly as possible if it is going up in a Humane Society where we are trying to educate. Let me know if that is a possibility as I realize it changes the approach a little. It would be much appreciated!

    December 13, 2011
    • Hi Karyn, I’d be happy to come up with something that’s a bit more shelter-friendly (I used to work at a shelter too). When I wrote this, I really had no idea how far and wide it would go, so it makes sense to come up with another version. I may not be able to do it right away, but I’ll post it on the blog and on the DINOS Facebook page as soon as it’s ready to print!

      December 13, 2011
      • Karyn #

        Thank you! I am so happy that your message has taken off the way it has! Its about time someone come up with this =)

        December 13, 2011
  5. lanolan #

    I love the idea of T-shirts! Those of us with DINOS could wear them while walking our dogs and MAYBE the MDIFs would figure it out! Have on the back of the shirt:
    My dog’s a DINOS
    (Dog In Need Of SPACE!)

    December 13, 2011
    • They’re coming!! I’m working with a great graphic designer right now. Fingers crossed for a January Cafe Press store launch! : )

      December 13, 2011
  6. Suzy Whymark #

    Great stuff!
    Can I please have permission to put the original”My dog is friendly” article in mydogclub newsletter (with acknowledgement *of course*)???

    December 18, 2011
    • Hi Suzy, you’re welcome to reprint in your newsletter with the following considerations: please reprint the PSA in it’s entirety, with a byline of: Jessica Dolce and the copyright and website info included. Thanks so much for reading and sharing!!

      December 18, 2011
  7. I hope you don’t mind that I posted them on my Pack Walk with Willow & Friends Meetup Group pages. I kept all your info/copyright on it. It is perfect for the group! We have both types of dogs in the group MDIFs and DINOs. Thank you so much for putting it together!!

    June 30, 2012
  8. Really enjoy your blog and facebook. I often share your articles with my clients on Facebook and have referred them to your blog as well. Often clients feels so hurt, embarrassed, humiliated and scared or worried by their dog’s behaviours and I feel that your site provides not only information but comfort to these people that they are not alone and that their dog is not a bad dog, just simply a dog in need of space.
    Thanks so much
    Kirsten rose

    July 18, 2012
    • Thanks Kristen – that makes me really, really happy to hear. Feeling like you’re the only one is so stressful and I’m thrilled when people discover that, not only are they not alone, but there are a ton of other people who are in the same boat. Give all of your clients a high five for me and tell them I’m rooting for them and their DINOS!

      July 19, 2012

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