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.
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