Based on our experience, here are some things to keep in mind before considering bring your dog into the office:
- Is your dog housebroken? Seriously, you don't want to be known as the person whose dog peed in the CEO's office.
- Is your dog quiet?
- Can your dog handle being in a relatively confined space all day? Will they be comfortable hanging out in your office or cube?
- Does your dog like other people? This is key. While you will most likely be accompanying your dog all day, there will be people who want to play with your dog and you may have to leave them in the care of others briefly. A former co-worker of ours had an adorable dog who was very well-behaved but FREAKED OUT any time his owner walked away (we're talking full out charging at the door and barking).
Do you bring your dog to work regularly? Will you be bringing your pup to work this Friday?