Taking Dogs Into the Office: A Novel Strategy for Promoting Work Engagement, Commitment and Quality of Life
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Mills, D. S.
Despite growing interest in “take your dog to work” days and the wellbeing benefits associated with interactions with a friendly dog (e.g., animal-assisted activities), there has been little quantification of the benefits of this. We analyzed responses to work-related (work...
Bring Your Dog to Work Day motivates staff
| Contributor(s):: Calnan, Marianne
Does the purpose for using a service dog make a difference in the perceptions of what it takes to create successful outcomes in the workplace?
| Contributor(s):: Glenn, Margaret, Thorne, Kendra
Fair is Fine, but More is Better: Limits to Inequity Aversion in the Domestic Dog
| Contributor(s):: Horowitz, Alexandra
Preliminary investigation of employee's dog presence on stress and organizational perceptions
| Contributor(s):: Randolph T. Barker, Janet S. Knisely, Sandra B. Barker, Rachel K. Cobb, Christine M. Schubert
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a preliminary study of the effect of the presence at work of employees' dogs on stress and organizational perceptions. Design/methodology/approach A pre‐post between‐group design with repeated measures was used to compare...
Owning a dog and working: a telephone survey of dog owners and employers in Sweden
| Contributor(s):: Norling, A. Y., Keeling, L.
Many dog owners are faced with the problem of what to do with their dog when they go to work. Different solutions to the problem may affect dogs, owners, and employers. In this study, 204 working, Swedish dog owners and 90 employers were interviewed by telephone regarding practical issues and...
Japanese business organizations' level of familiarity with assistance dog legislation and their acceptance of these dogs in the workplace
| Contributor(s):: Matsunaka, K., Koda, N.
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| Contributor(s):: Keller, S.
Do Dogs Reduce Stress in the Workplace?
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A CNN article explores whether or not dogs in the workplace can reduce workers stress & what effect it might have on productivity. You can read the original article on their site:...
A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)
| Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.
Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...
Guard dogs: sleep, work and the behavioural responses to people and other stimuli
| Contributor(s):: Adams, G. J., Johnson, K. G.
Sleep-wake cycles and the responses to naturally occurring stimuli were studied in 17 guard dogs; detailed video recordings were made of 10 of these dogs. The guard dogs lived permanently on-site, or were commercially owned and brought on to premises, removed before the workers started and rested...
Sleep, work, and the effects of shift work in drug detector dogs Canis familiaris
Sleep-wake cycles of 6 drug detector dogs were video recorded, and the effects on them of shift work assessed. Observations were also recorded of interactions between dogs and their handlers during rest and work. Non-working dogs recorded immediately after work or at the same time of day or night...
An examination of changes in oxytocin levels in men and women before and after interaction with a bonded dog
| Contributor(s):: Miller, S. C., Kennedy, C., DeVoe, D., Hickey, M., Nelson, T., Kogan, L.
Oxytocin (OT) is a neuropeptide increasingly recognized for its role in bonding, socialization, and stress relief. Previous research has demonstrated participants' OT levels increased after interacting with or petting a dog, suggesting OT is at least partially responsible for the calm, relaxing...
Labradors to Persians: perceptions of pets in the workplace
| Contributor(s):: Perrine, R. M., Wells, M.
This article reports the findings of a study examining the effects of the presence of pets in an office on people's perceptions of the work environment, the company, and the people who work there. Participants were 482 college students from a medium-sized university in the Southeast who were...