Just like you can’t have Turner without Hooch, Charlie Brown without Snoopy, or Shaggy without Scoob, your dog is an integral part of your life. For some of us, it’s impossible to see our lives without them, and just like children (well they are children too, aren’t they?!) when we go to work, they either come with us, or we pay a hefty fee to have someone look after them (whilst we work so we can pay for them to live a better life than we do). So whether you have the flexibility to work from home, a coworking space like ours or you have to work from the office, you want to know that your pooch is being looked after. But what would you say, if I said your dog provides you (and your coworkers) with just as many benefits as you give them?
Dogs (not just beans) are good for your heart
Hello oxytocin, goodbye cortisol! It’s been scientifically proven that dogs reduce our stress levels, and chronic stress is linked to six leading causes of death including heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. *hands up for compulsory office dogs*
Anyone for a post-lunch stroll?
Whilst walking in the brisk, breezy British climate might not always be your cup of tea, your dog is indifferent. Studies show that dog owners spend nearly 300 minutes every week walking with their dogs (a mighty 200 more minutes walking than people without a pooch) Stretch your legs and get away from that screen!
Dogs make good wing-animals
As we grow older, it can be increasingly difficult to make connections with coworkers and those around us, but 4 in 5 people find their dogs aid in making human connections – dogs are great icebreakers!
Alleviates costs for pet care
Having to pay for doggy daycare can amount to hundreds of pounds every month – think of what you could spend all those extra pennies on.
Have a dog but you’re tired of working from home or commuting?
The_Track is a dog-friendly coworking hub with plenty of wonderful walking routes nearby that both you and your dog will love! Book a tour to see how our space could work for you and your four-legged friend – we’d love to meet you (and your dog).