Got a dog? Got to work? If you can’t stand looking at those baleful eyes as you leave for another day in the office, you’re in luck!! This Friday (June 25) is Take Your Dog to Work Day. There’s nothing like having your best friend at your feet as you take on the day. The folks behind this fun day provided these tips to make sure your dog day is a success:
2) Puppy-proof your work space.
Remove poisonous plants, hide electrical cords and wires and secure toxic items such as correction fluid, permanent markers, etc. Any office items in question should be placed out of your dogs reach.
3) Bathe and groom your dog before the big office debut.
Be sure your dog’s shots are up-to-date. If your dog appears sick, dont bring him or her to the office. Dogs who are aggressive or overly shy should not accompany you to work. Instead, consider bringing a favorite picture of your pooch.
4) Prepare a doggie bag.
Include food, treats, bowls, toys, leash, paper towels, clean-up bags and pet-safe disinfectant (just in case). If you are routinely in and out of your work space, consider bringing a portable kennel for your dogs comfort and your peace of mind.
5) Plan your pets feeding times carefully.
Be sure to choose an appropriate area for your dog to relieve himself afterward.
6) Avoid forcing co-workers to interact with your dog.
Dog lovers will make themselves known. To avoid pet accidents, monitor the amount of treats your pet is being given. Remember that chocolate, candy and other people food should not be shared with dogs.
7) Have an exit strategy.
Although most dogs enjoy TYDTWDay, your pet may not. Should your dog become overly boisterous, agitated or withdrawn, consider taking him or her home. Most companies allow for this on TYDTWDay. Never, under any circumstance, leave your pet alone in a vehicle while you work.
For more inspiration, check out this video of the Top 10 Reasons to Take Your Dog to Work: