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Taking Your Dog to Work

June 22nd is Take Your Dog To Work Day! Fido is very loyal, and would no doubt love to hang out with you all day, every day. But is he really a good fit for the workplace? Here, a White Rock, TX vet offers some tips on taking your canine pal to work.

Education

If Fido isn’t fully trained yet, he may need to finish his petucation before going to work with you. Don’t bring your dog with you unless he is friendly, polite, and, of course, house trained. He should also obey simple commands, like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down.

Prior Experience

Whether or not your furry best friend is a good fit for your job will depend upon both Fido’s personality and the kind of job you have. A lovable, calm pooch may be a welcome addition to a bookstore, while a playful puppy may love ‘working’ at a yoga studio. However, if you work in a factory, laboratory, or bank, it’s probably safe to say that your canine companion doesn’t have a very good chance of getting hired.

Dress Code

Give Fido a good bath before his first day, and brush him thoroughly to get the dead fur and dander out of his coat. If you want your pooch to put his best paw forward, dress him up a bit. Your furry buddy may look adorable in a bow tie, bandana, or even an altered company tee shirt.

Break Schedule

You can’t really tell Fido to plan around your breaks, so you may need to adjust your schedule a bit to walk him. Make arrangements for this in advance, if possible, and try not to disrupt anyone else’s schedule. Also, be sure to pick up after your pup!

Backup Plan

It’s always good to have a plan B. If possible, have a friend or family member ready to pick Fido up early if things start to go south. Or, just plan for a half day.

After Work

Once the day is over, treat Fido to a yummy snack, and then just spend time relaxing with him. One of the best things about having a dog is being able to unwind with your furry buddy after a long day!

Please contact us, your White Rock, TX vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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