In the year 2016 we can do all sorts of things we couldn’t do 10 years ago. We can pee in any bathroom we feel comfortable in, fly drones around our neighbors’ back yards, respect women in the workplace and bring our dogs to work! I vote everyone should bring their dog to work! Dogs make people happier. Happier people do better work. It’s also more difficult to get fired if your boss falls in love with your pup. Didn’t think about that, did you? Here’s what to do and what not to do with your dog at work:
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- Make sure they’re properly groomed. Nobody should have to smell a stinky dog all day. A stinky co-worker is bad enough.
- If your dog barks constantly, leave him at home, at a doggy day care or with a friend. Barking and whining can be disruptive to your co-workers and frustrating to you. Not to mention, people might start to hate your dog.
- Make sure your dog is flea-free. Nobody likes fleas jumping up and biting their ankles. Also, other dogs could get your dog’s fleas!
- Make sure your dog is potty trained. The last thing you want is your dog lifting his leg on your boss’ desk. That would not be good. I don’t think they can fire you for that, but don’t quote me on it.
- If your dog is aggressive or has history of biting people do not bring him to the office. You never know what can trigger an aggressive dog. If you really want to bring your pooch along, have it properly trained first.
- Bring a bed for your pup to relax in.
- Don’t bring a toy that squeaks or makes loud, annoying noises.
- Don’t baby talk your dog in front of others. Stay professional. Don’t let your co-workers see that. Don’t let anyone see that.
- If your dog chews and chomps on everything in sight, make sure you keep an eye out. Your dog could be chewing up the million-dollar painting your boss bought for his hot wife in Italy.
- If your dog just can’t get comfortable in the office and is incredibly anxious, maybe leave him at home. Although it makes us feel better to have our dogs with us at all times, be responsive to your dog’s behavior. They communicate with their actions.
If you pass all these tests, then your dog is ready for his first day of work!