Are you aware of the yellow dog system?
There is a colour scheme to alert other owners that your dog is either
- not dog friendly (red)
- needs space (yellow)
- working (blue)
- happy to say hi (green).
Some of our events adopt the yellow dog system, which means if your dog needs extra space then you wear a yellow armband or vest so everybody can give them before during and after a run the space they need.
There is also a charity called yellowdoguk which is dedicated to making people aware of this system.
You can purchase lead covers / bandanas and other equipment from their shop here
A lot of dog owners will still approach however it does lessen the occurance and it also makes other walkers aware of the system if they see the flag and ask.