Yay for Take Your Dog To work Day!

Hurray, a national day that allows you to take your beloved pooch to meet the boss…

26 Jun 2015 By Leanne Philpott Comments

Friday June 26th is national Take Your Dog To Work Day. This pawsome day was created in 1999 to celebrate canine companionship and support dog adoption. It’s a day where, instead of looking at those puppy dog eyes as you wave goodbye in the morning, you can pop your pooch on its lead and happily take it to work with you.

Of course, taking your furry friend to work could spell disaster so we’ve put together a few tips to help ensure your canine companion is the perfect work colleague.

Tips on taking your dog into an office

Check with your boss and colleagues

While you might think taking your dog into work is the best thing EVER, your boss or some of your work mates might think otherwise—especially anyone with allergies or someone who’s afraid of dogs. Ask around to make sure there’s no objection to you bringing your pooch to work.

Prep Fido on workplace etiquette

It won’t harm to give Fido a quiet talking to, to ensure he will be on his best behaviour but more important—make sure his vaccinations are up to date and he’s well groomed. You know your dog better than anyone, so if there’s any fear that he might misbehave, perhaps you should celebrate the special day in a different way.

Dog proof your work environment

You’ll need to make certain that your workspace is safe for your dog so in the lead up keep an eye out for any dog disasters waiting to happen. Think poisonous plants, electrical wires and toxic items. Make a checklist of all the items that need to be kept out of paws reach.

Prepare a canine kit bag

Pack all the essential items needed to keep your pooch happy all day long. This includes food, bowl, treats, toys, leash, clean-up sacks, dog bed.

Have you taken your dog to work? How did it go? If you have any tips on how to make it a success or funny stories we’d love to hear them.

26 Jun 2015 By Leanne Philpott Comments

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