Tips to make Take Your Dog to Work Day a major success.
Tips to make Take Your Dog to Work Day a major success
June 18, 2012
Over the past decade, businesses all over the country have responded to the needs of their employees and many are letting them bring in their canines to work each day. Countless studies have shown that this can help improve morale around the office, reduce stress and improve animal wellness in the process. According to Chron.com, Take Your Dog to Work Day is taking place on June 22nd, which will give workers all around the country a chance to bring their furry friends to their jobs. If your company is giving you the go-ahead this year, here are a few tips to keep in mind to help your dog have a great day at work.
1. Bring your leash along! At some point during the day, your dog will need a reprieve to head outside and do his business, so make sure you pack up your leash for the day. This is one of the best perks of the unofficial holiday, and you can take a quick break from your work, round up a few co-workers and take a stroll outside in the beautiful weather. You may start to wonder how you made it through the day without your furry friend!
2. Treats. Since it's best to feed your canine before you leave your home and when you return, he or she may start to get a bit hungry during the day. You won't want to fumble around with food bowls at your office, so bring along a small basket bag of your dog's favorite treats. This will give him something to munch on during the day and he will be more likely to take a nap and relax when he has a full stomach!
3. Bedding. The space underneath your desk may not be the most comfortable spot in the world, so consider bringing along a blanket or a small pillow for your dog to use throughout the day. This will give him a spot where he can take a nap and lie down comfortably until it's time to go outside again.
Take Your Dog to Work Day is a wonderful occasion that working dog parents look forward to all year long. It's refreshing change that will allow your dog to meet all of your co-workers and turn a day on the grind into a welcome departure from routine.