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Hits and misses

Christchurch-based monthly magazine, Avenues, has a regular ‘hit & miss’ column to recognise things they like and don’t like which are happening around the city.

I’m pleased that dog-friendly workplaces have made the “Hit” list.

Hits and Misses

Of course, fur therapy is just one of the benefits of a dog-friendly workplaces.

Other benefits include:

  • studies show that people in a dog-friendly workplace will stay at work longer when they are not worried about getting home to their dog
  • with health & safety employer obligations, having dogs in the office to walk encourages staff to have proper breaks and exercise
  • staff have reduced dog care costs – no more costly day care payments which can add up quickly over time
  • because dogs act as a social lubricant, co-workers tend to interact more in a dog-friendly workplace

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

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