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Bring your dog to work

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by williams lcm, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,173

    We have an lco around here that brings his dog along with him to work. The dog just hangs around the enclosed trailer . When the lco leaves the dogs just hops into the truck cab. The dog is real good and does not venture far. He just drinks his water or looks around. Very good dog. Anyone thought about doing this? It might pick up some more pet friendly customers.
  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    It would be kinda cool but as a whole I think it is kind of unprofessional. I love my dog and I bring her around to do estimates with me sometimes...not sure about that situation though??
  3. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    I would love to bring my dog to work, he would do wonders for scaring off thieves. Only problem would be him wandering off, friendly, nosey little sort he is.
  4. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    I'm thinking about bringin my dog with me. I'd pry just setup the passenger seat for him. I feel bad leaving him alone all day. He is the one on the left. The other one is my brothers. I don't think he would be a good guard dog tho.

    And no, I don't think it is weird at all. There is a lot of people that bring their dogs around town with them here.

  5. CHRIS92789

    CHRIS92789 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    It is an awesome theft provention option... maybe not the pugs but a rottweiler or another dog... lol :)
  6. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    I've been bringing my two labs with me everyday for 11 years. Now only one. They love going to work. I believe it makes them better dogs. They do get a little pushy when I just head out of the house without them once in awhile. On super hot spells. The customers love it as well.
  7. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,794

    What about bathroom visits?
  8. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    Well we live in the sticks so there's no problems in that department. As well as customers with big fields and woods. Everybody's cool with it. The dogs know where to go and I try to train to go away from the house and yards.
  9. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,794

    Had a rooster named Carl and a goat named Oscar. Both had a mind of their own however and would never have conformed to a structured life. Chickens are especially cool.
  10. Green Feet Lawn

    Green Feet Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    I bring my dog everyday. She rides in the extended cab. We have permission from a few pet loving customers to let her out. When we get out, she usually jumps into my seat. She knows when I put on my workboots, its time for work.

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