Society has changed a lot in the last several years when it comes to how they look at dogs in the
workplace. People today are more aware than ever before of service and therapy dogs and the
important role they play in many people’s lives. But it’s not just attitudes towards working dogs
that has changed; dogs of every stripe are becoming more accepted in places that in the past
would have been unimaginable. One of the best outcomes of this shift in attitude is at the
workplace. Not just in stereotypically forward-thinking urban centers, but also in more
traditional locales, dogs are being accepted at work with their owners. There are many great
reasons to bring your dog to work but, like anything involving a pet, there’s a lot you need to
know about how to it safely and responsibly.
We have written a lot of blogs about how to keep your dog healthy and happy but there’s one
area that is often overlooked by well-meaning owners: dental health. It’s not hard to
understand why so many dogs suffer with dental problems. Cleaning their teeth isn’t easy,
many people don’t seem to think it’s something dogs need as much as people, and a dog’s
mouth, even one you know, can be a scary place to go poking around with instruments. It’s no
surprise then that about 80 percent of dogs over the age of 3 have some level of oral hygiene
problems. Dental hygiene is a key part of keeping your dog healthy and happy and there’s no
reason it should be as difficult as you might think.
If you have been thinking about finally taking your dog to work, then mark June 21 st on you
calendar. The date is officially “National Take Your Dog to Work” day and it’s a great excuse to
finally pull the trigger on getting your furry friend into the office with you. There are a few great
things about this day. First, you might work in an office that is friendly towards dogs and you’ve
just been too shy to finally take advantage of it. On the other hand, your place of work might
not be so friendly to dogs at all. Or, even more likely, your boss might not even be aware that
dogs can be welcome in the workplace.
Okay, so you’ve done your research, identified the right breed for your lifestyle, found a reliable
breeder or shelter to work with, and have finally arrived home with your NEW best friend.
Congratulations on taking these first important steps. But your work isn’t done yet. Unless
you’ve shelled out for a professional trainer prior to getting your pet, you have a lot of work to
do to make sure your furry friend has all the skills to live a happy life with you and your family.
With Summer coming up and the weather just getting hotter in general, a lot of future dog
owners may be asking what breeds are best for the hot climate. And if you live in a part of the
country that experiences extreme heat for large amounts of the year, asking this question
should be near the top of your list. Even people who do their research into a new pet
beforehand often leave out this hugely important consideration. Keep in mind, no matter how
well the dog you choose fits into your lifestyle and housing situation, all of that is meaningless if
the poor guy is too uncomfortable to truly enjoy life. Because many people choose muts as
pets, instead of discussing specific breeds, it’s probably better to instead identify the traits that
a good hot weather dog has.
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