SORRY, THE LAPTOP IS NOT A CHIN REST OR NAP SPOT.

HERE’S HOW TO CREATE BOUNDARIES WITH YOUR FURRY COWORKER.

Whether their role is Office Dog or CEO (Cat Executive Officer), it’s time to give your pet their yearly review. Their greatest strength is definitely raising morale — working with them has big health benefits like reducing stress, preventing loneliness and increasing happiness. But on the other hand, there are some problem areas they could work on. Take a look at our guide below.

THE PET EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

 

BEFORE YOU CLOCK IN, THEY NEED TO BE TIRED OUT.

Start the day with a walk, a game of fetch, or some indoor play if you can’t go out.

 

KEEP THEM ON SCHEDULE SO YOU CAN STAY ON DEADLINE.

It’s easy to get distracted by emails but the more you stick to your pet’s usual feeding and walking times, the calmer and more peaceful they’ll be while you work. Dogs and cats are creatures of habit, so a steady routine really helps their mental health.

 

WHEN IT'S TIME FOR A COFFEE BREAK, TRY SOME TRAINING.

Practicing tricks wears pets out mentally and physically improves their manners around the office and is always great for bonding. Working from home? All the better for at-home training.

 

REMIND THEM THIS ISN'T THEIR MEETING.

As much as we all love a surprise pet appearance on video calls, sometimes barking and meowing can get distracting. Make calls in a separate room when needed or try occupying your pet with a treat-dispensing puzzle toy or chew. For dogs, it’s a good idea to work on crate training – you can always tell them it’s their own personal corner office.

 

STOCK UP ON “OFFICE SUPPLIES”

Whether you’re commuting with your pet or working from home, make sure they have a bed, food and water bowls, food, treats, and toys handy.

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