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Old 11-08-2009, 06:42 PM
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I've heard great things from places that allow this...more productivity, happier owners and dogs, good moral for others in the work place etc. I've seen something about it on TV once. Needless to say, it all depends on all that stuff mentioned.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:18 PM
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I think it depend son the dog and owner like others have said.
If Buster wasn't so DA he'd be ideal, if I ever had a job where I wasn't going to run into other dogs I would love to just have him under my desk, he's love that. All he does all day when I'm around is sleep anyway.
He has a bladder the size of a football field though, he doesn't bark or really want to leave my side, I think he'd work well.

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:49 PM
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i love the idea and really hope that i can work in a company that would allow harley to come with me...i have seen a couple local small engineering firms that allow dogs in the office so I would like to get a job with one of them!
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:34 PM
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I would LOVE it. My dog makes me happier and calmer. I've always had my own office w/a door, so I think it would work out great.

No one I've worked for has even come close to thinking about it, boo. I did attend a meeting at a nonprofit recently and they had a very sweet beagle wandering around in the office.

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Old 11-08-2009, 09:53 PM
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I've taken my kids to work. I'm a ski instructor, ski patroller and now supervisor. It's pre-season at the moment and only a handful of people are there. Smudge has been in once. Took him everywhere I went.. Was told I need to help everyone else train there dogs as they were amazed that he sat and waited at every door till I released him.. he could heel..

I've taken both one at a time to work in the winter before. They chase me down the hill, and ride back up the chairlift with me Smudge is honourary ski patrol I've been told and I need to get him a yellow and blue jacket to sew the ski patrol crest onto.

I try to pick days I know will be deader.. and when I'm actually busy I crate my dogs in a trailer.. have mandatory nap breaks..

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:15 PM
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I think dogs at work is a great idea, but only if the dogs coming have great manners:

No desire to fight with other dogs. (Imagine a dog fight on the elevator, nooo!)
Not going to bite, snap at, or threaten a coworker FOR ANY REASON. No one should be threatened by a snarling dog at work for trying to drop off a note on your desk or borrow your pencil.
Not going to pee/poop on the floor. (Ew.)
Able to chill out and relax.

And, of course, as long as no one on the floor is severely allergic.

On another note, Google sounds like the best place on Earth to work.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:01 AM
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I work at a vet's office, but we're not allowed to bring our pets to work unless they have some sort of an issue that need be looked at. The groomers are allowed to bring their dogs as much as they want though, as there's a wee bit of favortism at the clinic
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:17 AM
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I say YAY to dogs in the workplace! Google's work environment is just amazing overall.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:41 AM
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I bring my 6 year old plott to work on occasion... i work overnights at a girls group home - mainly she just naps in the office with me. I let her out the front door to pee once during my shift, and generally you wouldn't know she was here. I don't know if she'll ever pass a CGC (nearly uncontrollable desire to greet another dog/supervised separation could be a problem) but she is calm, doesn't jump onto/scare the residents and doesn't require me to be watching/policing her all the time - ergo, i am not distracted from the needs of my kids It's nice - someone is here to clean up my leftovers, and she helps me stay awake around 4am.

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