Dogs at Work

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@Marcyaz (35615)
United States
June 24, 2016 10:00am CST
Do you have a take your Dog to Work Day? You do know that every dog has it's day. If you take your dog to work the dog can follow you around while you do your duties and he will be by your side all day. You do know he will frown at those dog eared papers in your desk. He'll be happy at the end of the day but also dog-tired. Dogs are both companions and protectors. You could even have some organized activities for the dogs and a luncheon in their honor. Doesn't that sound great?
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• United States
24 Jun 16
My daughter wanted to take her dog to work but her boss looked at her like she was crazy. Guess her poor little doggie won't get the chance to see how hard she works and why she comes home so tired every night
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@Marilynda1225 That is too bad although some places will allow your dog to go to work for you.
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@skysnap (17963)
24 Jun 16
my work place has policy of not bringing dogs and cats at place.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@skysnap That is to bad wonder why they don't want anyone bringing dogs or cats to your workplace.
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@skysnap (17963)
24 Jun 16
@Marcyaz its shared workspace. so multiple companies work in same block. that is why i guess.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@skysnap OH I see yes that would make it difficult to bring in your pet then.
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@just4him (124285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jun 16
I've never heard of that. Interesting idea though.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@just4him I thought everyone knew of this as it has caught on a lot.
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@just4him (124285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jul 16
@Marcyaz This was the first time I heard of it.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
2 Jul 16
@just4him Strange I thought everyone knew of this day as a lot of companies are now doing it.
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• Philippines
25 Jun 16
How I wish I could take my dog to work.... but it's not allowed. We just had a day for them. Yes, dogs deserved to have a dog's day.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@rachz_kisses Oh sorry it is not allowed at your work. They do deserve to have a day for themselves.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Jun 16
@rachz_kisses,bring your dogie to beach and bath him.
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• Philippines
25 Jun 16
@cacay1 Yes, every Sunday at dawn..
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• United States
24 Jun 16
Yes, it sounds great and I do take my dogs with me when I feel like it, because taking two 50 pound dogs in public causes them to forget their training. And my daughter not only takes her dog but her boyfriend's dog to work too. *In case you forgot, my daughter owns a dog grooming shop, so it ins't a big deal. lol
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@carmelanirel2 Yep now I remember your daughter owns a dog grooming shop. lol Wish I was close to her I would bring my dogs there, we only have one groomer here and I don't especially like taking my babies there as she doesn't dry them after a bath.
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• United States
26 Jun 16
@Marcyaz That is one thing my daughter does do, and probably why she is a little more expensive than other groomers. We hand dry the dogs, so there is no overheating and they are completely dry. The dryer is wonderful for dogs who shed, because it takes out all the undercoat they are trying to get rid of, making the dog cooler and there is less shedding. Also, we don't keep the dogs all day long. We have had customers complain about dropping their dogs off in the morning and not getting them back until that evening. Unless the dog is badly matted or really big, it takes only 2-4 hours to groom a dog.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
26 Jun 16
@Carmelanirel2 That is the thing as my older dog sheds and since they don't dry the dogs there I have to take her out and brush her to try to get the old fur off her as she is shedding so much right now. I don't like dropping my dog off and having to wait all day before hearing she is ready to go home.
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@Becky_25 (31)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 16
I would love a take a dog to work day! Dogs are so great at making everyone feel better and boosting moral! You have a fantastic idea! I also think the best thing about dogs is that for some people, they are needed everyday to help them with tasks. Dogs are incredibly smart at supporting humans and the things they can learn to do to help us are extraordinary. We had a lady with a disability working with us and she came in every day with her faithful pup and it was a joy to see this support first hand! In relation to your ideas, maybe it would be good for us to hold a little bake sale or something for guide dog charities ect ... thanks!
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Thanks, dog are so smart and can do incredible things. That is a good idea and I often have taken in and fostered dogs for different vets and even the human society. Bake sale for guide dog charities sounds like a great idea.
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I completely agree! That's so good of you. I would love to do something like that. Though I would find it so hard to give them back haha. I want to adopt a rescue dog who's old because I want to give them a good few years of love and care. Something I have always wanted to do. Thank you for suggesting it!
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@Becky_25 You are so sweet to want to adopt an older dog as not many people want to do that. That is really an excellent idea as they want love and can give love as much as an a younger dog. Let me know when you adopt one.
@JudyEv (130542)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun 16
Sounds a great idea. I wonder if it will take on?
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@JudyEv Lots of workplaces here let you bring your dog to work on a certain day.
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@JudyEv (130542)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I know they sometimes take dogs and cats into nursing homes and the residents really love to see them.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@JudyEv Yes mine have been taken into a nursing home and also a facility for the disabled and the residents love them.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Jun 16
Yeah, that sounds great, dogs have their own day. They are also jealous dogs.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@cacay1 lol dogs need their own day.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Jun 16
@Marcyaz . My pets before always have their own days sleeping and eating and seldom barking hehehe.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@cacay1 Mine also have their own day.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jun 16
I do not, and mine might not cooperate, but it would be nice, dogs keep me calmer.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@jessicalynnt I think dogs love to go out and meet people at least mine do and they do keep us calmer.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jun 16
@Marcyaz one of mine would be fine, but cant go out due to heath issues, one is too nervy, and one has no manners, Now once we learn manners, which we are working on, then sure lol
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Yes learning manners is what is needed when going out. lol good luck with that. Sorry one is in poor health and can't go out.
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• United States
29 Jun 16
Yeah but then we'll also need a cats day and can you imagine a workplace full of competing for ownerships attention felines ???
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I have only heard of the dogs at work day never a cats day there. I think b
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• United States
29 Jun 16
@Marcyaz aw darn !
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@enlightenedpsych2 lol lol Who knows someone might come one with one.
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@shshiju (10571)
• Cochin, India
25 Jun 16
Ya its a great idea. I think the co workers cant't get the idea when the dog barks.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@shshiju Oh so glad you said that as it is a good thing.
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@shshiju (10571)
• Cochin, India
11 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Like the idea but not think that is practical.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
11 Jul 16
@shshiju Here when people bring their dogs to work it seems like more people enjoy that day and work harder.
@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
24 Jun 16
I like the idea..but I would probably get distracted... lol's
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@sueznewz2 How would you get distracted? Glad you like the idea.
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@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
25 Jun 16
@Marcyaz because i'd be wanting to talk to or stroke the dogs ...instead of getting on with my work... lol's. ..
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@sueznewz2 lol I imagine that could become a problem. lol
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@Corbin5 (113290)
• United States
24 Jun 16
I always wanted to take Molly to work with me, would have taken our former dog Bo, but teachers could not bring their dogs to school. Molly did come to school on career day, and dog trainers gave a presentation using Molly. That was fun. My brother takes his dog to work with him often, though.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@Corbin5 I am so happy you were able to take Molly to school with you on career day.
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@Corbin5 (113290)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@Marcyaz It was fun because she was a puppy then. She did really well, and the kids loved her.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@Corbin5 It is always fun and kids do love puppies.
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@JustBhem (41440)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Jun 16
Sounds great of course. They can help you with everything if you just have patience to reach them.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@JustBhem With my two I would be rolling in dough as I am always smiling or laughing at the cute things they do.. They are just like my chidlen so patience is necessary.
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@JustBhem (41440)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I mean teach them. Yes, if you have patience. Dogs are really sweet if you understand them.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@JustBhem Mine have already been taught and even know how to ring the doorbell.
@Teep11 (7121)
• United States
27 Jun 16
Interesting. Take your child to work day or your dog. Well. How nice. I'm sure the dog will help with some office task.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
28 Jun 16
@Teep11 The dogs make many people smile and are good for office morale..
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 16
My partner used to often take our old dog to work (he has a mostly outdoors job) but our new one is too young and boisterous so it's not safe for her to go with him yet
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@chrisandmark It is good to take your dog to work but some are not yet ready to go to work with us.
@DianneN (82423)
• United States
25 Jun 16
It sounds wonderful if I only had a dog and worked! However, I'd be worried about dog fights, people having allergies, and the time necessary to walk my dog. I was a teacher. All I would have needed was a lawsuit if my dog bit a child.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@DianneN That is why you work with them so they won't bite anyone.
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@acelawrites (12248)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
Is that your dog at the wheelbarrow? Is he a golden retriever? He looks so cute and funny! It is not allowed to take dogs to work, even in some restos.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Jun 16
@acelawrites Too bad you are not allowed to take dogs to work. No that is not my dog.
@Hanyouyomi (1947)
• Dallas, Texas
24 Jul 16
I know once I get a new job, I won't be able to take my dog with me. However when I start selling my comic-books, that'll be a different story, as he'll occassionally be resting in my lap, while I work from home.