December 5, 2022

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“He loves coming to work”: In Canada, people work with their dogs

Daisy oversees the team’s interest in a design company called Tungsten Collaborative. Canada. The dog, like many pets, has the right to enter the office with its owner.

This 12-year-old Labrador sniffs around the workplace looking for something to eat or play with. Near him, Delilah, a pacifist hound, approaches. He also seems to need attention.

In this company OttawaWith a dozen employees, Evie, an English Greyhound and Hudson, a German Shepherd puppy, roam around with other dogs barking for attention.

Daisy is the “integrated part” of the company, whose website she poses for a photo with team members and even has a short biography.

“Many of the great inventions directed by Dave (McMulin, vice president of design) came from long walks with Daisy,” the company said, adding that the dog “has nine years of experience in supporting master designers.”

Increased activity

“We encourage pets to come to the office,” he said AFP Tungsten Co-Chairman Bill Dickey.

The 47-year-old manager laments that “if you develop a relationship with your pet at home, all of a sudden you go to work, they have to be caged all day or wander around the house alone.” To him. Animal.

Consider that International spread The presence of pets at work has made companies more tolerant.

In the office kitchen, there are floor bowls lined up to give dogs a drink during the day. The latter sometimes sleep at the base of chairs, chew toys or run into a hopping ball in the hallway.

Adding tungsten partnerships to the Humane Society’s list of dog-friendly businesses has led to an increase in both business and employee productivity, Dickey said.

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According to a recent Léger survey conducted for PetSafe, half (51%) of Canadians support the idea of ​​bringing their dog to the office.

This proposal is especially appreciated by young people: 18% of employees between the ages of 18 and 24 say they will change jobs if their employer rejects this option.

An estimated 200,000 Canadians adopted a dog or cat International spreadEmployers who require direct work from their employees are forced to consider flexibility.

Challenges

For some employees, such as Johann von Halle, 29, the new rule was the “key factor in the decision” to hire at the Tungsten Cooperative last year.

“Allowing dogs is a good indicator of a company’s culture,” he said AFP The owner of the EV was looking for a “more non-corporate” environment.

In a joint venture with Santosh Bird Construction, more OttawaDesigners at a nuclear research lab are excited to see the presence of Samson, a 10-year-old blonde Yorkshire Terrier.

His owner, Trevor Watt, did not want to leave him alone in his new home when he returned to office in January.

Bringing him in should be a temporary solution. Not only did he adjust to office life, he also won over his master’s comrades, who now share the rides with Samson.

“He wants to come to work,” says Trevor Watt, who “doesn’t have to worry about him.” Her boss, Byron Williams, says petting a dog is a great way to “after a big meeting”.

But the presence of man’s best friend at work can cause some challenges, for example, for those who are allergic to animals or are afraid of them.

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Some employees of other companies, interviewed by AFP, also complained of stains on the carpet, unexpected barking and hair everywhere.

AFP