Office Cleaning Advice

Keeping a Dog-Friendly Office

We are a nation of dog lovers, which means that we are often looking for ways to incorporate our prized pooches into our everyday lives. One area that definitely seems to have seen a shift towards becoming more dog friendly, are offices.

Having a dog in the office is not only good for the owner (and the dog too) but is also good for overall team morale. Not only this, but it also shows that you are the type of employer that will take the needs and situation of its staff seriously. 

The only trouble with creating a dog friendly space is that you are making it a little trickier to keep clean. That said, there are things that you can do to ensure that your office remains clean and hygienic, despite welcoming in some furry guests. 

Clean up accidents right away

When an employee brings a dog into their office it is important that they understand that they have to clean up any accidents that their dog may have. They are going to need to work fast in order to make sure that there is no damage done to the carpet. You may also need to ensure that you supply them with the right cleaner to clean and sanitise the carpet, as this will make sure that things are properly cleaned.

Consider replacing the carpet

If you are giving serious thought to having a dog friendly office and you are sure that your employees are going to take you up on the offer, then you may want to think about installing the type of carpet that is going to make sure that your office looks as clean and tidy as possible. It is important that you buy a carpet that has moisture barrier backing as this will stop any fluids from leaking through, and, if the worst does happen, then the carpet will be easier to clean. 

Ensure your employees understand the rules

As we have already mentioned, it is important that the employees who bring in their dog understand the rules that you have set out to keep your office looking clean and tidy. You should find that the majority of employees who bring dogs in can control their pooches, making sure that they don’t make a mess or damage the office space that you have. However, if there are some troublesome canines then you are fully within your rights to give them a warning, and then, if things don’t improve, ask them not to come into the office anymore. 

Having a dog in the office can be hugely beneficial, and, if you follow these tips you can also find that it doesn’t have to mean that you have a messy and dirty office space. Which means that everyone is going to feel the benefit, without any of the drawbacks that you may be concerned about. 

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