Using Leashes to Communicate Pet Preferences

Just like people, pets have good and tough days, and may take different amounts of time to get comfortable in a new situation. That’s why your workplace might benefit from using a color-coded leash system to communicate pet preferences.

Here’s how it works:

  • Establish a system for leash colors, for example with green signifying “Of course I want you to pet me!” and yellow signifying “Ask my pet parent first.”
  • Communicate the system to all employees, so everyone pays attention to and understands how to interpret the leash colors.
  • Support use of the system. For example, if funding allows, celebrate the pets at your workplace with a leash giveaway. You can even customize the colored leashes with your business logo.

Get more tips:

Click here to visit our Pets Welcome toolkit for tips on how to interpret pet behavior and support positive social interactions.

Want more tips? Check out the PETS WORK AT WORK™ Toolkit for info about how to start and maintain a successful pet-friendly workplace program.

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