31. January 2012
Dutch comes to work at Heartland Veterinary Supply everyday … He’s quiet, doesn’t shed, and he really breaks up the day.
The benefits of having a dog co-occupy a workspace with humans are many. The happy-go-lucky energy of a dog can improve the mood in a tense environment and boost a team’s morale. A calm, relaxed dog can serve as a good example to workers by demonstrating even-tempered behavior that reduces stress. Having a dog in the room also creates a new opportunity to socialize with co-workers and awaken otherwise dormant relationships. For the pet owner, this provides relief from concerns about the dog’s well being while left home alone. Having a dog at work also encourages midday breaks to get outside for a walk, which can rest the mind and keep work performance fresh throughout the day.
While some view dogs in the workplace as a benefit, people who are unfamiliar with or not so fond of dogs may prefer they be left at home…..Here are some tips for finding the right Dog:
- Small breeds are better.
- Non shedding breed to reduce pet allergies and unwanted hair. Some people in the office may have allergies.
- A quiet laid back dog works best.