The Do's And Don't For Bring Your Dog To Work Day
Written by ADAPTIL Expert, published on June 19, 2023
As we approach National Take Your Dog To Work Day once again, we thought we’d run through a few tips to make getting through the day a breeze. After all, bringing your dog to work isn’t without its stresses.
This year the occasion falls on 23rd June 2023. With your preparation best done in advance, there’s still time to pack the dog anxiety vest, stock up on cleaning supplies (just in case!), and ensure the occasion is enjoyable for you and your pooch both.
Is Bring Your Dog To Work Day Right For Your Pup?
We understand the thought of bringing your dog into work can be exciting. And there’s good reason for that. Spending time with dogs can help to reduce stress in humans while also boosting morale. After all, is it any wonder so many of us choose to adopt dogs into our homes?
The benefits don’t end there, either. Dogs are also great for helping us to exercise. With that in mind, Bring Your Dog To Work Day could provide a great opportunity for you and your colleagues to enjoy a lunchtime walk together. Even if it’s just a five-minute break from your computer screens, it all counts!
That said, there are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind. Remember, each dog is unique, and bringing your dog into work might not be best for everyone – or every dog, for that matter.
Keep reading for our list of dos and don’ts to help you prepare for the occasion.
When it comes to the do’s, there’s two things to consider: what you can do before bringing your dog to work, and what you can do on the day itself. First, we’ll look at what you can do to prepare beforehand.
Preparing For Bring Your Dog To Work Day:
With these tips in mind, you should be just about ready for Bring Your Dog To Work Day. Next, we’ll look at a few pointers to consider on the day itself.
Looking After Your Dog On Bring Your Dog To Work Day:
So, that’s the do’s covered. Last of all, we’ll look at the don’ts.
When considering bringing your dog into work, the most important thing is to not put your dog in any situation that could make them stressed or unhappy. Here are some things you should avoid:
The Don’ts For Bring Your Dog To Work Day:
- Don’t bring your dog in if they don’t get along with other animals – You’re unlikely to be on your own on National Take Your Dog To Work Day. If your dog doesn’t get on with other dogs, it’s time to reconsider bringing them in.
- Don’t bring in your dog if they’re going to find it challenging – Every person and every dog reacts to situations differently. If you know your dog is going to struggle with a busy workplace, don’t force them.
- Don’t force your dog to greet everyone – Let people choose if they want to come and meet your dog.
- Don’t forget cleaning supplies – After all, accidents happen!
Keeping Your Dog Calm
So, that’s everything covered. Hopefully now you have a clear idea of the best way of approaching Bring Your Dog To Work Day. Or perhaps you’ve decided it’s not suitable for your pup? There’s no shame in that! Keeping our four-legged friends happy should be our first priority, and no one knows your dog better than you.
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