Thursday, June 23, 2011

Take Your Dog to Work Day!

On Friday June 24th, work places across America are literally going to the dogs! That’s right- it is Take Your Dog to Work Day! Started in 1999, this fun day helps promote the human- canine bond with both owned pets and shelter dogs. Having a dog at the office can decrease stress and increase motivation to work.

In order to make this an enjoyable day for both dogs and people, here are a few tips:

  • Get permission from your place of work, before bringing your dog.
  • Work on obedience cues before bringing your dog to work with you.
  • Have a reliable contact to pick your dog up, if a full day at the office is too stressful for your canine companion.
  • Have your dog on leash at all times, to keep everyone safe and secure.
  • Respect other people and their dogs, never forcing interactions
  • Take plenty of treats that your dog enjoys, to reward good behaviors.
  • Find out where designated potty breaks are.
  • If your workplace is not appropriate to bring your dog, ask if you can promote local adoptable dogs instead.
Enjoy this day with your dog or by helping a dog who needs a loving home. For more information, go to:

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