We had a wonderful day and are lucky that everyday is Take Your Dog to Work Day here at Canine Comprehension. It has been a really nice reminder why it is important to spend time with our hairy friends. Research seems to confirm what we have known all along - that dogs in the workplace can lower stress while increasing employee productivity.
We were productive! The morning was spent with me at the computer, working on the business. I typed away and answered phone calls while the the dogs snoozed at my feet.
We went for a lunch time walk. It was a lovely way to clear my head and elevate my mood while watching Minnie and Oscar fool around playing chasey at the park.
The afternoon took Oscar and I out on the road and we visited a few clients. People always smile when one of our dogs walk into an office. It's always a happy treat and staff came over and gave Oscar a cuddle and he gladly accepted all the love that was heaped onto him. I love the fact that just the presence of a dog means people smile more, they seem less stressed, they laugh and enjoy each others company in a more relaxed and positive manner.
The happiness meter always goes up a notch when you bring a dog into an office. International Take Your Dog to Work Day was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrates the great companions dogs make. We often make a different in children's lives - today allowed us to add a bit of happiness to the lives of adults too!
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