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Your office is not the best place for your dog

Dr. Laura Joyce-Palma is a veterinarian at Circle of Life Animal Hospital in Tampa.

Dr. Laura Joyce-Palma is a veterinarian at Circle of Life Animal Hospital in Tampa.

Working world not best place for dogs

What do you think about Take Your Dog to Work Day?

I just foresee a lot of problems. I'm not sure this is well thought out.

There are so many variables in this. It depends on the dog: Does it do well with other people, other dogs? Where are they going to put these animals? They need a crate of some sort. Is there a place to take them for a bathroom break?

And who's going to be checking up on these dogs for their vaccine records? What if a dog bites another dog or an employee?

Your job is a big factor. If you sit at your desk most of the time, and your dog is trained, fine. But what if you work on an assembly line, or you're a customer service rep. Are you going to have the dog barking in the background? Your job is a big factor.

If the purpose is to want to make pet ownership attractive, why not have an employee picnic party at a park and bring your pets? That way the dogs will be outside in their natural environment.

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Your office is not the best place for your dog 06/09/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:03am]

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