Patton comes to the office (socialization pictures!) - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
DJEtzel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 5,247
Patton comes to the office (socialization pictures!)

Patton is finally old enough/trained enough to earn the privilege of coming to my day job with me in the office. Housetrained and quieter, with a little more respect to boundaries, disregard for people and ability to occupy himself. Of course what amazing socialization it is to come to work in a vet clinic! So naturally, I took "socialization" pictures of him hanging out behind my desk while my co-workers went about their business and he proved he was a GSD by not being able to care less. Of course when they engaged him he did enjoy it, but I liked that he was so calm and ok with everyone (including dogs!) coming and going and not needing to get up to see everyone/everything. If you have the opportunity, take your dog to work with you!


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr

And a cute "brothers" picture for good measure..


Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr

Danielle, owner of...
Fraggle Rock Collars & ...
Fraggle Vom Richcreek CGC CA
Red Dog's Reconnaissance Man CGC CL1-R CL1-H CL1-F CL1-S USJ
General Patton Vom Winter Storm
DJEtzel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Elite Member
 
Kahrg4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,084
I'm so unbelievably jealous! I wish I could bring my pups to work. He is such a cutie! Love the brothers pic too!
Kahrg4 is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Crowned Member
 
Stosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: tyler texas
Posts: 9,615
Great pictures!! I take Stosh to the office with me every once in a while but not every one is too happy about it. Some people are afraid of him and since most of my co-workers are Catholic priests wearing black they aren't too crazy about the furry pant legs they end up with! But my boss keeps a box of treats for Stosh on his desk so I know he secretly looks forward to the visits
Stosh is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 10:16 PM
Crowned Member
 
llombardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 12,717
Midnite got to spend the day with me at work. He loved it. I work at a garbage company, so lots of people coming and going, it was perfect. I wish I could bring one of them every day.

Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
llombardo is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Senior Member
 
coulter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 340
Great pictures. I also take my dog to work everyday with me and I wouldn't trade that opportunity for the world!!

Sage
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
7/27/12-
Ryker
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
12/25/13- 11/6/15 :'(
coulter is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 01:00 AM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ontario -
Posts: 11,052
great pictures and great attitude on the pup. what is that red and beige broad "collar" ?

Carmen

**********


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
carmspack is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 01:03 AM
Crowned Member
 
dogfaeries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,558
Love it! Nice photos.

I get to take Russell with me to work every day too. When he had to go stay at the breeders when the girls were in heat, we were so sad that he wasn't at work with us. Such a good boy.

~ Diane ~

RUSSELL .... Lauremi's Paix
CARLY ........ Ch. Lauremi's No Reservations (AKC GCh pointed, HIC)
and absent friends... SAGE ~ 2010-2015
dogfaeries is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 08:15 AM
Crowned Member
 
LaRen616's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 14,337
I knew he'd be a good boy!

I love the pic of him with Frag.

I am so jealous, I wish I could bring Sin to work.

Lauren

Sinister ~ black male GSD 3.11.09
Draven ~ male Dalmatian 6.30.13
LaRen616 is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
DJEtzel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 5,247
Wow, it's awesome to hear that so many of you get to take your pups/dogs to work with you! It's great to have them with us more often as it really helps with stress and annoyment in the office for me... and it's great for them to see more people/things as well!

My friend is a professor at the university here, and last night we were talking and she teaches a small class on Monday nights- said she'd love for me to bring a dog or two next week to spice up the class a little and give the tired college kids some energy and joy- Patton and Recon will be going next week for sure! I hope to get some awesome pictures of them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
great pictures and great attitude on the pup. what is that red and beige broad "collar" ?
That is actually a life jacket! It is Kong brand, and very thin (I don't see it ever actually serving it's purpose!) and sporty with reflective material on it. It was on sale/clearance for just a few bucks at the pet store, so I grabbed it up, along with a regular kong reflective vest. The regular vest was outgrown very quickly, so I have been putting this on him when we go out just because I don't have an "in training" vest and it makes people think twice before rushing us since he looks like he's being trained for something.

So yup, I put my puppy in a lifejacket to go out and train.

Danielle, owner of...
Fraggle Rock Collars & ...
Fraggle Vom Richcreek CGC CA
Red Dog's Reconnaissance Man CGC CL1-R CL1-H CL1-F CL1-S USJ
General Patton Vom Winter Storm
DJEtzel is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 09:39 AM
Crowned Member
 
onyx'girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SW, MI
Posts: 26,583
I don't think I'd want to take my pup to a vet clinic for socializing...so many sicknesses floating thru. Even with all vaccines, it is still taking a risk.
He looks very well behaved and adorable!

Jane~
Kept by
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kacie
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
7.21.05-5.01.15

Last edited by onyx'girl; 02-18-2014 at 09:42 AM.
onyx'girl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome