Not only are our dogs cute and lovable, but hanging out with them from nine to five has some surprising health (and career) benefits. Find out why we believe in making our four-legged pets our colleagues.
1. They're Seriously Entertaining
Dogs do some funny things as they go about their day, from chasing their shadows to the endless power struggle with their canine frenemies – their personalities and the laughs they provide lower stress levels and boost morale around the office.
2. Staff Interaction
Dogs are natural conversation starters. How often do you remember the pup over the name of its owner? Having some common ground and a playful ice breaker is the easiest way to get to know people around the business. Plus admiring their pooch is basically a compliment to them, without sounding creepy.
3. Keeping You Active
There’s no sitting around at lunchtime when your four-legged chum needs a trip outside. We all know about the negative effects of sitting at a desk for too long each day, so we’re making the most of a stroll around the block and a lap of the park.
4. Job Satisfaction
Alongside the aforementioned benefits, ultimately, having your home comforts around you makes your day more enjoyable, work hours fly by and increases overall happiness in your place of work. Pet-friendly employers cite lower turnover – after all, why would your employees jump ship if they can bring their best mate to work?