SOUTH FLORIDA – Paws down, the annual “Take Your Dog to Work Day” — this year slated for Friday, June 20 — is a great way to celebrate the relationship between dogs and their owners.
Currently, an estimated 43 million dog owners populate the U.S. so the upcoming event could see an unprecedented number of pooches accompanying their pet parents to the workplace that day in South Florida, as well as across the U.S. A local leading dog expert shared some pointers on how to maximize the “Take Your Dog to Work Day” experience and ensure no humans or canines get hot under the collar while on the job.
“When it comes to taking your dog to the office,” said McKinley Edwards, Master Dog Trainer and owner of Dog Guard Out of Sight Fences of South Florida. “the key to a safe and successful experience is to prepare yourself and your dog in advance to recognize potential problem situations before they can happen.”
Edwards has listed some helpful guidelines, including what items to bring with you, situations to avoid, how to stop a dog fight and key ways to provide good leadership. For the complete list of particulars visit www.DogGuardSouthFlorida.com/take-your-dog-to-work-day.
“Take Your Dog to Work Day” was created by Pet Sitters International, a leading educational association for professional pet sitters. Educating the public on the benefits of responsible ownership, raising awareness about the importance of the human-animal bond, and supporting the efforts of local animal shelters, rescues and humane societies are some goals of the event.
“At Dog Guard Out of Sight Fences, our dog’s good behavior is important if we are at home or at work. We believe that every day should be Take Your Dog to Work Day,” said Edwards, whose dog fence and dog training business covers Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties.