Who knew there was a National Bring Your Dog To Work Day?

May 19, 2015  •  2 Comments

by Sarah Rogers (Instructor and Marketing Manager with Partners Dog Training School Email)

The life of an office dog is a simple one.

Sleep, eat, get love by every trainer that walks in, sleep, gets some treats, sleep, maybe even look up once in a while to see what’s going on. They enjoy every second of it.

Luckily for me I get to have my fur babies at work with me every day! I must say, I love my job here at Partners Dog Training School. That’s just one of the many perks of working at a dog training facility.

But lets take my mom for instance. She works as a receptionist at a contracting company. When her boss is out of town she sees that as her only opportunity to sneak her little blond Chihuahua in to work. For most people there is no way to get away with that!

 

But for you who do this or have always wanted to bring your fur baby to work, now is your chance.

Recently I heard there is a National Bring Your Dog To Work Day. So I decided to look it up! And it is true - June 26, 2015.

So if you decide to bring your pup along to the work place. I think it is important to make sure you are prepared to do so.

Some dogs can last all day long in a quiet office sleeping all day. And some just wont sit still!

Realize that it will depend on the dogs behavior, how much foundation training,  how well you can keep your dog under control, whats going on in your work place, etc.

Especially if this is a new experience for them, it may be a little over whelming for a pup who is not used to this environment.

Here are some personal tips from me (Sarah) to keep your pup busy while they are at work with you. 

For me this is what I find works best for my fur babies!

 

  1. Have a comfy bed for them to hangout on. 8 hours is a long time for your pup to stay in place. So why not make it a comfy spot for them to relax on.
  2. Have them tied to something to keep them from wondering the office and getting into trouble. For my dogs, they know the drill. Coming to work with mommy means they get to sleep all day. For some dogs, sleep is not an option. So also be considerate of your co-workers. Maybe they don’t want a pup interrupting their work.
  3. If you feed your furry friend twice a day, I suggest bringing some breakfast or lunch for one of their meals. They get hungry too!
  4. Have water available for them
  5. If there’s food, water, and treats- there will be potty. So make sure to take them out a couple times a day to ensure they are getting rid of their potty somewhere other than your cubical.
  6. Bring some toys or a chew bone. But be aware, if you bring a squeaky toy, chances are it will be loud. So again be considerate of your work buddies. The squeaker might become annoying after a while.
  7. Lastly, if you can. Take them for a little walk on your lunch break. Even just a quick walk around the building or property to give them something to do. Also a good stress reliever for you and your dog. I promise you'll be a little more motivated and ready to work when you get back!

 

Are you planning to bring your dog to work on June 26th? Life as an office dog at Partners Dog Training

 


Comments

Sara(non-registered)
I work from home so it's bring your dog to work day every day! LOL
Luella Rogers(non-registered)
Great article Sarah! I would LOVE to bring my dog to work on National Bring Your Dog to Work Day, I just don't know if the boss will be out of town that day so I can sneak her in! LOL!
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