Are you a believer in bringing dogs to work? I am. And who doesn’t love a puppy.
During my time working at Panorama Mountain in BC, Canada, one of the perks of the job was brining my dog to work.
Chica was 9 weeks old in this photo, and I think the walk to work tired her out. Other than not having a chair to sit in, it was great having her.
My belief: a dog lowers stress levels in the work environment. Here’s why:
- It’s hard to stay angry or upset when a dog is wagging it’s tail at you and demanding to be pet.
- A quick walk with the dog can give a person a chance to think, figure out a problem, or just reassess a situation. (with the side benefit of fresh air and exercise)
- It’s not really appropriate to hug a co-worker when they need it, but the co-worker can always hug the dog.
- And dogs make you laugh. Chica once stole the payroll and ran through the office with the cheques between her jaws. Tell me that didn’t get things moving!