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Taking Your Dog To Work

Take Your Dog To Work Day is June 21st! Our canine friends make great co-workers! Dogs relieve stress, help people bond, and create positive environments. They also have a special way of putting smiles on people’s faces. Of course, there are some things to keep in mind when putting in Fido’s application. Read on as a North Phoenix, AZ vet talks about taking Fido to work.

Environment

First things first: check with your boss to find out if you can bring Fido in with you. The answer will depend on both the industry you work in and your company’s policies. Your dog may be more than welcome in a small bookstore, but may not be allowed in other workplaces, such as banks or restaurants. It’s also a good idea to run the idea past your coworkers. If anyone is allergic to or afraid of dogs, keep your pet at home. Your furry friend’s personality is something to consider as well. If he is loud, easily frightened, or aggressive, he may not get the job.

Training

Don’t bring Fido in unless he’s fully trained and housebroken. He should also be current on his vaccinations and parasite control. We also recommend giving him a bath.

Before Work

Take Fido for a long walk before you head to the office. Then, tire him out with a fun play session. That way, he will be tired afterward, and hopefully calmer.

Safe Space

Set up a little area for your pup. You may want to put down a doggy bed for him. Fido will also need a water bowl.

Supervised Doggy

Keep Fido with you at all times. He may be your furry best friend, but Edna in accounting may feel very differently, especially if he steals her lunch or eats her plant.

Packing

Make a little bag for Fido. Include toys, pet wipes, food and water, bowls, a leash and collar, and bedding. Don’t forget to bring waste baggies with you!

Scheduling

Fido may lose fans quickly if you leave others to cover your spot while you walk him. Plan your breaks and schedule accordingly.

Backup

Have a friend, family member, or pet sitter on standby. That way, if Fido is uneasy or disruptive, you can have him picked up early.

As your North Phoenix, AZ vet clinic, we’re dedicated to providing excellent veterinary care. Please contact us anytime!

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