It's Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 1:30pm

Dog lovers and worker bees, Friday, June 22, is your day: It's Take Your Dog to Work Day! So reach out to your boss and let him or her know that Fido will be joining your morning call. Here are a few tips to help prepare your office…and win over your co-workers.

Be Considerate
Talk to your colleagues and cube-mates before the big day. Are they scared of dogs? Do they have allergies? We know dogs are cute and cuddly, but alas, they aren't for everyone. Consider bringing a baby gate and fashioning a makeshift playpen or ex-pen to keep your dog away from those who aren't fond of the fur kind.

Brush Up on Your Manners
Go over Sit, Stay and Come, and you should be off to a great start. Please note, if your little furry one still hasn't quite gotten the hang of the whole manners thing, you may want to hold off on bringing her into the office until she's honed her skills.

Prep a Doggy Daypack
Bring food, water, treats, toys, blankets, a leash and paper towels to clean up any accidents. Also, think about whether your job will require you to be away from your pup at any point and how you’ll keep her confined to your workspace.

Dog-Proof Your Workspace
This may mean taping up loose electrical cords and wires, putting markers and other toxic-but-tempting office supplies away in drawers, and removing plants, rugs and breakables.

For more expert tips, visit our Top 10 Office Etiquette Tips for Dogs