Essential Tips for Bringing Your Pup to the Office
Updated: Jun 9, 2022
There are few things more stressful in life than starting a new job — especially in today's new landscape. Many employers realize that the transition back into the office is going to be tough for many- including those who have four-legged "co-workers." This being the case, we've seen a lot of flexibility and new policies surrounding this subject. Many companies (particularly smaller ones) are allowing their employees to bring their pups into work. If you are lucky enough to work for one of them, we'd like to share some essential tips for bringing your pup into the office.
Vaccines & Hygiene
Your pets should always be up to date on shots and this is will be particularly important when it comes to bringing a pet to work. In addition to being squared away in the shot department, your pet should also be tick and flea free (duh.) I'd also highly recommend bringing in a well groomed, clean pup.
Develop a Routine
Most pets, particularly dogs, respond best to a routine. If you are going to bring your pup into an office setting, make sure you are keeping their schedule in mind. What time do they usually eat and can you maintain this in the office? Puppies, for example, eat up to three times a day. How often does your pup need a potty break and will this be feasible for you? A restless, hungry pup could make for a disruptive work environment.
Create a Safe Space While you may be used to the hustle and bustle of a busy office, your pup may not appreciate it as much. It's best to slowly transition any pet into a new environment as much as possible. New places, people and smells can stress pets out which could lead to all sorts of mishaps that can be avoided. If your dog is crate trained, bring their crate to the office. If they have a special bed, blanket, favorite toy, etc. make sure you pack those too!
Carve Out Quality Time Having your pet present is one great, but truly enjoying one another is the ultimate goal. Make the most of the time your furry friend is in the office with you. Bring him in on a day that might not be as busy for you, try to automate processes with online tools and if possible, perhaps you can take a longer lunch break? You get the idea!
Consider Pet Tech and Smart Gadgets
Nowadays, there are plenty of smart gadgets and apps to help you and your pet get the most out of your day. Invest in a smart system that helps you monitor your pets at work. You can also buy automated toys, self-cleaning litter trays, robotic feeders, and water dispensers. Take a look at some pet tech ideas that make it easier to manage your pet at work.
Bringing you pet to your workplace has multiple benefits, promoting a relaxed and productive environment. If you are not one of the lucky ones that can bring their four legged bestie to work with them, contact Posh Pets for dog walks and pet sitting services!
About The Author
A lifelong pet owner and animal advocate, Penny Martin dedicates her time to educating folks on the proper treatment of pets, recognizing signs of abuse and is a resource in helping find pets find forever homes. For further information, you can connect with Penny at Furever Friend.