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    Just wondering if anyone here takes their dog to work?

    Sherwoood (the schnauzer) goes to work with him mum - a nursing home I think it is. He gets to run around the office, and when he visits the patients he makes them happy


    I'm going to bring Taya in next week, between Christmas and new year. There won't be any managers/senior staff members here - in fact there will only be 6 people in the whole office. And I can always take her home - I only live 10 minutes away.

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    I wish I could take Griffy to work with me (Madeline wouldn't be any good, she owuldn't sit still)
    Unfortunatly I work in a cafe so it's a no go.
    Although my OH has never taken either dog to work with him one of his work mates breeds and races grayhounds and if any of her dogs are sick she takes them in with her (they work at a bowling ally)

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    I could eaily bring my pups, but it would be very boring. I'd have to stick them in an outside yard. Much like the cages at the pound.
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    Even if I was allowed I don't think I would- Ziggy would hit the place like a hurricane and chew up a $15000 switch or something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaG View Post
    Even if I was allowed I don't think I would- Ziggy would hit the place like a hurricane and chew up a $15000 switch or something!
    It wasn't me, it was the dog. Honest!

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    Mine would try to steal everyones morning teas... drink their coffees and lattes and try to climb in everyone's laps. I am not sure that I would ever consider it.
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    I used to take mine to work a long, long time ago. They were bored, and it ended up being much more fun for them to be home running around an acreage at that time.
    I know a few ppl who took their dogs to work with them and the dogs got the free run of the surgeries which was great for them and their socialising skills. Never a problem, but they were vet surgeries where you could get away with it! Lol.

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    To me it depends on the dog, the workplace and if it is a good mix for all involved. I, for instance would in no way bring mine to work if I worked in a vet clinic or pet shop....exposure to things. Nursing home, yep, pre arranged times or if my dog slept a lot as a "shift" pet, again though it would have to be supervised and would take me away from other duties as we can't have a resident tripping over the dog. Mine goes to work on the other farms when needed, otherwise is home. If my dog snored too loudly it could be a distraction when I had clients in an office. School, yep for show and tell, education on pet care. Ummmmmm

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    wheni work at mums she comes with me, and she was allowed to come with me to my other job but then my bosses hubby who came in once had a fit and told me if i showed up again with her i'd be fired..

    Its put a real strain on the environment now, as before i got her i asked 1000 times if it would be ok and was told it wouldn't be a problem at all, and now it is which means shes at home 5 hrs on her own which i never had planned on..

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    I sometimes take mine, but they are really big and there's not much space... They take up a whole lot of floor lying around !

    Boris loves coming anywhere with me, he sits behind me in the car with his head on my shoulder.

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