By: Francisco Mejia
Today is Take Your Dog To Work Day! And not only that, it's the seventeenth year Pet Sitters International has celebrated dogs as not only loyal, lovable pets, but also as an extension of your family.
According to the National Pet Owners Survey of the American Pet Products Association, eight percent of current pet owners say that their work places allow pets.
Many argue that bringing your pet to work can relieve major stress and make the work place more enjoyable. However, if you do plan on bringing your pet, there are some dos and don'ts to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.
- Communicate with nearby co-workers that your furry friend will be accompanying you, as well as what kind of treats and commands they respond to.
- Many dogs have dietary restrictions, be sure to keep an eye on your dog and make sure they aren't eating anything they shouldn't be.
- Come prepared with treats and toys that your dog can enjoy while you're working
- Make sure your pooch plays well with others and they it doesn't get anxiety from a cubicle environment.