About Chat Before You Pat™
Chat Before You Pat™ is an initiative launched in 2019 with the purpose of encouraging children (and adults) to Chat Before They Pat™.
The phrase "Chat Before You Pat™" was coined by Charlotte Bryan in 2019.
The goal is to simply encourage people to ask before they pat a dog that's not their own.
"My dog Frankie doesn't dislike people but but sometimes, he's a little unsure about them. When people Chat Before They Pat™, I can explain to them the correct way to approach Frankie so that the experience is a positive one for him"
- Chat Before You Pat™ Founder, Charlotte Bryan
Primarily an online initiative, the team behind Chat Before You Pat™ encourages you to use our trademarked hashtags:
If you are going to use them however, we ask that you link to our page (if on the web) or tag our page @ChatBeforeYouPat™ (if on Social Media).
Chat Before You Pat™ visits kindergartens and pre-schools for dog safety sessions. These are $30 AUD for 20-30 min sessions. Click here for more information.
Chat Before You Pat™ also appears at local community events to spread the word on child safety. Want Chat Before You Pat™ to appear at your event? Click here (at this stage event involvement is free of charge).
Are you a parent? Visit out parents page, click here.