"I wish I could take my dog to work!" Pretty much every dog owner wishes this could be the case. Unfortunately it's not that easy. But don't fret, here are some tips to follow to help keep your dog happy.
1. Find your dog the perfect spot
Some dogs love being able to have access to every room in the house, while others are content with being in a sectioned off room with their bed and some food and water. Give your dog some time to see where they feel most comfortable.
2. Leave them with something that smells like you
Dogs are comforted by your scent, so you might want to consider leaving behind a t-shirt that you've worn but haven't washed. Your pup will feel more like you are there with them!
3. Make time for your dog
It's very tempting to just kick back and relax after a long day at work, but try your best to spend some time with your pooch after a day at the office. Take them for a walk or play with them in the backyard. It will make their day!
4. Get a reputable walker
If finances permit, employ someone trustworthy to walk your dog. Whether it's your friendly next door neighbour, or a certified dog-walking company - make sure they have your pup's best interests at heart. The outdoor activity will give them something to really look forward to.
5. If you can sneak home for a minute, do it
If you work close enough, pop in to see your pup during your lunch break. We guarantee it will be good not just for your pet but also you!
6. Get your game on
Ensure that your dog has their favourite toy or game nearby that they can either snuggle up with or turn to when they want a boost. Technological improvements have seen a vast new array of pet toys that can be operated from wherever you are. If you're game, and can afford to install something fun for your animal for during the day, you might want to get your geek on and create some fun. Fun for both you and your pet!
What do you do to keep your dog happy while you're at work?