There are so many benefits to owning a dog, including feeling less stress, having a deep sense of responsibility and being unconditionally loved. Many of us leave our dogs at home for 8 or more hours each day. We miss them and they are lonely. So, it seems to make a lot of sense that having your dog with you throughout your work day would be nothing but beneficial.
Having a dog at the office probably means you are getting out a few times during the day to take your dog for a walk. Walking promotes the general health of the worker as well as the pet. A healthier worker may mean fewer missed days and higher productivity.
Companies such as Google, Amazon and Ben and Jerry’s have allowed workers to bring their pets to the office for years. They believe that people work together better when a pet is present. Pets, especially dogs, have the ability to bring about conversation and create a positive work environment.