Dogs are really man's best friend. Sometimes when people see dogs walking on the street, they can't help but say hello to every dog they see. Trust me, I include myself in this category.

Despite the fact most dogs we see are generally friendly, not all dogs care for the endless amounts of attention. One signal that indicates a person’s dog should not be approached or touched is when it’s wearing a red collar, leash, or bandana. The color red for dogs is not just a fashion statement, it is also a friendly warning.

Hot 104.7 - KKLS-FM logo
Get our free mobile app

You wouldn't think a red collar would be such a big deal. However, a recent article from Reader's Digest suggests that greeting a dog with a red collar, leash, or bandana is not the best idea. According to Reader's Digest, red is the "universally sign for 'stop.' " People could also associate the color with "red flags," ways to be cautious, or to take a pause. A dog wearing a red collar means that people should give that dog space. Veterinarian and medical director of virtual vet care company Dutch Dr. Brian Evans tells Reader's Digest, “These are pets that have been known to snap or bite at passersby, attack other dogs, or lunge at people. These pets may be perfectly fine at home with their owner but become overly protective of them when they are out.”

Red collars on dogs could also mean they are service or working pets which individuals should also avoid petting.

Just some food for thought: The next time you see a Sioux Falls dog with a red collar, it's best to ask the dog's owner if it's okay to approach the dog. It's certainly better to be safe than sorry!


Restaurants That Are Dog Friendly In Sioux Falls

See Some of Sioux Falls' Beautiful Murals [PHOTOS]

I was in Canton, SD, and I happened upon a new mural.

It was really cool and that got me thinking that I know of a few murals in Sioux Falls, but I bet there's more than I realize. So, I put it out on social media for the people of Sioux Falls to tell me where all the murals are!

A few of them I had never seen, or never even been to that part of town, and a few of them, I drive by all the time and never noticed!

I know a few businesses have murals inside their establishments, but I decided to keep it to murals that are totally open for the public to see. No need to be 21!

So, here we go! Let's check out some of Sioux Falls' murals.
Did I miss one? Let me know!

More From Hot 104.7 - KKLS-FM