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Take Your Dog To Work Day

Research in UK has revealed that having your pet with you at work improves mood and proactivity, lowers stress, and promotes dynamic relationships with co-workers, improving the office climate. In 1999, the Pet Sitters International association founded the world Take Your Dog To Work Day.

Take Your Dog To Work Day has been covered by media outlets in various countries. Many celebrities, companies and government officials have also posted about the day on social media, including Liam Hemsworth, Barack Obama, Ben & Jerry’s and the MLB.

Dogs have been man’s best friend far back into pre-history when they became domesticated by choosing to live and work alongside mankind. From the very beginning, they worked alongside us, hunting and tracking and even keeping us safe at night by growling and barking when danger reared its ugly head.

Every office has their own specific company rules and regulations surrounding bringing your pet to work. However, there are also some more general rules of conduct that apply across the board: from having your pet microchipped and in possession of documents showing that they’re up to date with vaccinations and in good health.

What are the advantages of bringing your pet to work? You can keep a constant eye on them, they will develop bonds with fellow animals and other employees, and will lighten the workflow without affecting productivity. Having the dog with you may allow you to interact with your coworkers in a whole new way, as the dog is a great icebreaker. Pitch that idea of promoting better communication and teamwork to your boss, and you may convince him or her to allow you to have Fido sitting next to your desk, celebrating this holiday.

Take your dog to work with you! This doesn’t mean you leave them in the car to cook in the midmorning sun, the puppy should spend the whole day with you by your side. If your work doesn’t have a Take Your Dog To Work Day organized, you can be the one to spearhead this idea and help bring some doggie goodness to your office.

Did You Know…
… that in ancient China, royals would carry little dogs in their sleeves to keep warm?

About Marco Olivieri

Founder & CeO of La Mercanti Italian Furniture. Marketing and Sales specialist of La Mercanti, emphasis on strategy deployment and implementation, innovation and business excellence. “I think to myself as an innovative thinker, an avid learner and I like to bring new ideas forward to drive my staff initiatives”.

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