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Why you should never pat a dog on the head  
18th July 2018

Most of us find it quite hard to resist going for a little stroke or a belly rub when we meet an adorable dog.

It might be a tiny little pug or a playful Labrador, but there is something about them which just makes us want to go over and say hello.

And for many people the automatic reaction is to give the dog a pat on the head - but it turns out this is actually very rude in dog language.

Sarah Bartlett , qualified international dog training instructor, has shed some light on why you shouldn't pat a dog on the head.


The mirror

How to tell if your dog is having a bad day - and what to do about it
July 2018

It is a truth universally acknowledged that people love dogs.

They're cute, fluffy and barrels of fun - what's not to love?

But just like us humans, man's best friend also have their off days.

While you might be inclined to think every day as a dog is a good day, that's simply not the case.

But as they can't speak, it's very difficult to work out what it is they really want.

So we've had a chat with an expert in dog language to shed some light on the tricky topic. 


Evesham Journal Columnist

Monthly tips to help you and your hounds

Sarah has been writing for the Journal since early 2018 and regularly receives glowing feedback from it's readers. Suggestions and questions for future content are always welcome.


Edition Dog Columnist


Monthly content with a holistic approach

Sarah felt honoured to have been asked to provide monthly articles for this fabulous magazine. She has a real passion for holistic living with her companion animals.

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