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If you happen to work in an organization that allows you to bring your pet, consider yourself truly blessed. Having your furry companion beside you during stressful hours of the workday will not only help you feel relaxed but can boost your energy levels as well. It is essential to be considerate of your workplace regulations and your colleagues before you decide to take your pup to work. If your dog prefers his own company and is easily stressed out in new environments, it is best to have him stay at home. Here are a few pointers to remember before taking your dog to your workplace.
a controlled environment like a workplace, it is all the more important for you
to be able to control your pup and his behaviour positively. If your pet is
especially disobedient, it is advisable to teach him a few basic trained
behaviors to ease the entire process. Ensure that your pup responds to his name
and follows a few basic commands like 'stand' and 'sit'. Potty training is also
a very important step in the training process. If your dog is not efficiently
potty trained, it is best to wait until he is ready, before taking him to the
workplace. As a precautionary measure, do carry with you some poop bags and
cleaning supplies in the case of an unexpected toilet emergency.
Take care of
his food and water
dogs are placed in new environments, they are either stressed or more active
than usual. It is important to keep your pup hydrated throughout the day. To
ease him into the environment, bring along his favorite dog bowl and his most
preferred dog meal. As your dog will be consuming more food and water, remember
to take him out for scheduled walks throughout the day so that he may relieve
himself. This will also prevent untoward incidents in the workplace.
your pup entertained by bringing along his favorite bed, blanket, and toys.
Ensure that the toys are not excessively loud or squeaky as it can disturb your
colleagues. If needed, bring along a leash to secure your dog to your
workstation if you would need to step out briefly. Keep an eye out for
electrical cords, small office supplies, or other equipment that could put your
dog at risk of getting injured.
to pay special attention to your dog to ensure that the new environment does
not stress him. Be responsible and considerate of your peers' comfort as well.
By taking the initiative to plan ahead, you can ensure a hassle-free time for
your dog at the workplace.