15 Reasons Why You Should Allow Dogs in the Office

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Dogs are the best. If you share your home with one, then it probably breaks both of your hearts each time you leave the house to go to work. Dogs make our lives a million times better — so why shouldn’t you take your dog to the office?

Unless you’re a shepherd, a customs officer or you have a guide dog to help you get around, you have probably not considered taking your pet to work. But even if your dog isn’t a professional, they may be a valuable asset to your workplace.

Having a dog around has been proven to help build trust and a sense of community within teams. In case your boss still isn’t convinced, workplace dogs can also boost productivity. By reducing stress and encouraging more wholesome break periods, the presence of a dog can really give you some perspective — freeing your mind to be calm and creative.

Our new infographic highlights 15 great reasons why you should take your dog to work. Backed up by research, you’ll be ready to talk your boss into making the office a pooch-friendly environment.

A dog isn’t just for home time. Take them to work, and both of you will enjoy a more fulfilling day!

15 Reasons Why You Should Allow Dogs in the Office Infographic

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Jennifer G. is a Social Media Associate at Enova International, Inc., and is interested in finding new and creative ways to be financially savvy. Find out more about her on Google+.

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