King, NC (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog To Work Day® is right around the corner. On Friday, June 22, businesses across the country will increase the “canine employment rate” by opening their doors to employees’ furry, four-legged best friends for the 14th annual event to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to promote pet adoption.
Pet Sitters International (PSI), event creator, and 2012 event partner the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) are offering pet owners interested in participating in Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay®) a free on-demand webinar, “Creating a Pet-Friendly Workplace,” available on the event Web site, takeyourdog.com.
In addition, PSI and APDT provide pet owners these seven tips to ensure their pets have a successful office visit:
1. Do an office check. No one will mind your dog being in the office, right? Well, maybe. Check with management and co-workers to see if anyone is allergic, afraid of dogs or opposed to you bringing your dog to work on this special day. Be respectful of those you work with and plan an alternate celebration, if necessary.
2. Puppy-proof your work space. If you plan on working with your dog, make sure your office environment is safe. Install a pet gate to keep pets (and co-workers!) safe, secure, and comfortable. Remove poisonous plants, hide electrical cords and wires and secure toxic items such as ink cartridges and permanent markers. Any office items in question should be placed out of paw’s reach. Research a poison listing at http://www.aspca.org.