The Benefit of an Office Dog

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The Benefit of an Office Dog


We thought we’d spend a minute talking about why a policy of inviting dogs to the workplace is good for business. As the saying goes, “Life is better when I’m with my dog.” There’s a long list of ways that dogs in the office make days better.

Stress Reliever

Dogs at the office are a stress reliever for everyone. Business Insider wrote how office dogs not only reduce stress levels but boost productivity in a study. The employees who were working with an office dog during the study had lower levels of cortisol compared to those who were not in the company of a four-legged pal. The study also said that petting a dog is relaxing for everyone at the office, not just for the dog owners.

More breaks need to be taken

You’ve probably heard many times how important it is to take a break from your work, especially if you sit at a desk most of the day. Do you know who’s more likely to take multiple breaks at work? Dog owners. Think about it: dogs usually need at least two toilet breaks within eight hours plus there are all the other mini breaks to take when you catch glimpse of those eyes wanting some fresh air.

Similar to how Coalface’s Louis looks here:


Dog Friendly London Office


Work’s more fun

If dog-friendly workplaces weren’t enough of an incentive to get yourself to the office every day, do you think Amazon, Google, and Nestle would be so pet-friendly? Did you know there are about 6,000 dogs registered with Amazon human resources and about 500 pooches are in the office on any given day?

Google’s pet-friendly policy is written into the company’s code of conduct and to take it to the next level, their Austin office in Texas has a 29th-floor pet park called Pine Patio. Nestle Purina Petcare in St. Louis holds a world record for having most pets in the office at one time.

Friendlier office atmosphere

You know when you’re talking to your four-legged friend with your puppy voice, we all know the voice. Well, the chemicals that are capturing your brain when that happens are also present when you’re at the office with your dog or with your coworkers’ dogs.

You’re more likely to learn the names of workers in different offices or the coworking area who have a dog plus those who are friendly to your dog. So if you’re not sure how to break the ice with others at Coalface, try this line, “Can I say hello to your dog?”.


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