I would love to bring my dog to work with me at my office, but am I just dreaming?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
You’re not alone in that thought. Pet Sitters International holds a Take Your Dog to Work Day event, which has the appropriate motto: “It’s the leash you can do.” In fact, there’s evidence that dogs promote productivity, creativity and teamwork, which all businesses value.
Consult with your colleagues first to see how they feel about the idea; some may be allergic or afraid of dogs. But if they all agree to the idea and necessary permissions can be granted, set aside some ground rules to make the plan work.
For example, electrical cords should be out of your dog’s reach, along with potentially toxic items, like correction fluid. Dogs must still be fed and walked regularly, with pooper-scooper in hand. Each dog should have its own crate that serves as a familiar resting spot. It also helps to have toys and treats on hand when making introductions to colleagues and visitors. For more general information, please visit the Take Your Dog Web site.