PetSafe gives 6 tips for welcoming your dog to the office

Our lifestyles have evolved since the pandemic. Hybrid work is normalized, and some of us have taken the opportunity to adopt a pet. But when it was time to return to the office, the dog owners wanted to continue sharing their working day with their little protege. PetSafe provides tips to ensure it runs smoothly.

According to a recent study by PetSafe, a global brand of pet products, only 11% of French companies are in favor of welcoming dogs into the workplace. It is even lower among our British neighbors, where the figure reaches 9%.

However, their presence is known to bring many benefits. In addition to reducing stress, working with a dog allows employees to be more productive and to foster a friendly spirit between colleagues.

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For this to be possible, there is obviously a line to follow. Dogs, their masters or their colleagues, no one is spared. When everyone does their part, cohabitation can then be done in perfect harmony and bring the aforementioned benefits.

Create a safe and comfortable environment

Jenny Swansonhuman resources manager at PetSafe, has drawn up a list of tips to follow to ensure the smooth running of the reception of dogs in the workplace. The goal is to reassure companies and make the situation advantageous for the greatest number.

Illustration of the article: PetSafe gives 6 tips for welcoming your dog to the office

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  1. First of all, their reception must be regulated. Dogs must be clean, vaccinated, and not bark. Any sign of aggression is also prohibited. Their presence is not intended to divert the attention of employees;
  2. The organization of space must be rethought and anticipated. Depending on the area available, the number of dogs that can be accommodated must be limited. If necessary, it is important to be able to isolate the dog behind a door or a barrier, for example;
  3. All staff must be at least familiar with the dog’s body language, in order to understand its actions and be able to react appropriately;
  4. A rest area must be made available to the dog. Bringing him to his workplace is not intended to over-solicit him. Once again, concentration remains essential;
  5. Toys of all kinds and candy dispensers must also be within reach. If some dogs like to spend their day laying around, others will need to have fun in their corner so as not to disturb the work of the staff;
  6. Finally, if you find that despite all these efforts, the dog’s behavior remains unsuited to your workplace, there is simply no point in insisting. Like humans, some canines are not made for this lifestyle, and will be much happier waiting for you at home.

PetSafe hopes to have provided answers to the questions that certain companies have given themselves. An evolution of our working habits in this direction would only strengthen the bond between a dog and his master.

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