Ben, Maddie, and Tucker all three came to work with me. Ben I had early at 6 weeks, and he spent his first 8 months or so everyday at work with me. Maddie was around 5 months, and I don't recall how young Tucker was, but I believe only a few months old at the most. I totally, totally say bring him to work. Bringing my dogs to work allowed them to bond with me, and helped the potty training tremendously, as well as socialization! Ben was potty trained within the first few days.
Tucker was the first puppy I had a crate with from the beginning. I'll never own another puppy without a crate! Tucker came to work with me every day. I took him outside before leaving, he rode in his crate to work, and stayed in his crate while I worked. Around Noon I would take him out to pee, let him eat, and drink, then we'd have some play time. I'd put him back in his crate, and there he would stay, until it was about time to go home. It's pretty noisy around the work place around that time, and everyone was coming in to go home, so I'd let him out to potty again, play with everyone, and then we'd head to the house. The only other times he got to get out was if he whined. If he whined though, I would only take him outside to potty, then put him right back in his crate. Well that, and when the ocassional coworker would beg me to let them play with the puppy. :wink: At home I'd have him in his crate while taking care of everyone else, and then he would be out for a few hours at night. During the night though he only had free access to the kitchen for a while, and then I gradually allowed him to be in other parts of the house.
Only difference really was that Ben was leashed to my desk as a puppy. Therefor we had a few accidents here, and there. Plus, he was always accesible for someone to pick up, and baby. He wasn't able to get the solid rest, and be left alone versus the convenience of Tucker being in a crate. It was much easier for someone to unhook him, and go play with him. So Ben was always outside playing, or running around inside the building. (then they would forget to watch him, so he would wet the floor :roll: )
I strongly would encourage someone that was able to take a puppy with them to work. I could understand it being a bad idea if it was at a vet's office where there are so many other dogs, and illnesses or something similar. Otherwise, I don't get why someone would not encourage it.
I wouldn't have my dog paper trained either. Personally, I think that's completely disgusting, and don't see how people expect the dog to rationalize peeing on the floor is bad, unless you pee in this one square.