Trained dogs can be employed in so many ways that help humans and here’s another one: stress therapy in the office.
Pet Partners based in Washington began sending trained dogs into the office setting two years ago as part of a workplace wellbeing program.
Well-known employers like Intel and Aetna have employed the services of the dogs.
Instead of allowing dogs in the office full-time (which I obviously prefer), these programs are a novelty that also manages other issues such as employees who have dog allergies or who are extremely fearful of dogs.
In settings where people have very demanding jobs, and expectations of long working hours, a visit by a well-behaved dog must certainly be a welcome relief!