No Image Available

Lucy Smith

Read more from Lucy Smith

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1705321608055-0’); });

What are the benefits of taking pets to work?


In a day and age where the work place is more relaxed and very few of us wear a suit to work, it is no surprise that workplaces are starting to allow people to take their pets to work. In fact, a new study from CV-Library has shown that a whopping one fifth of British workplaces are letting their employees bring their pets into the office.

The take-your-pet-to-work trend has spanned the UK with more and more trendy, mutt-ropolitan co-working spaces opening, which has led to 27% of workers taking their pets to the office with them. And with one in two households owning a pet in the UK, it’s clear to see the attraction and convenience of bringing them with you to work.

There are plenty of benefits to taking your dog to work: It keeps you fit and active, encourages you to go on longer walks at lunchtimes and gets you away from your desk throughout the day. Having pets around can also reduce stress and encourage work relationships to grow as you and your colleagues indulge in a bit of puppy love.

Not only is bringing your dog to work good for you - it's good for them, too. The commute will help them develop their confidence in public and social interactions in your workplace will exercise them mentally, which is just as important as physical exercise.

So, if you do have a dog I recommed you discuss with your boss the possibility of taking it into the office. After all it can be good for you, good for your colleagues and good for your beloved pet.



Get the latest from TrainingZone.

Elevate your L&D expertise by subscribing to TrainingZone’s newsletter! Get curated insights, premium reports, and event updates from industry leaders.


Thank you!