Over the course of a week, Virginia Commonwealth University researchers compared stress levels and job satisfaction among those employees who brought their dogs to work, those who didn't bring their dogs to work, and employees without pets.

The study found that dogs in the workplace seemed to help reduce job-related stress for their owners and make work more satisfying for other employees who came into contact with the dogs.

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It is important to mention that this was just a study done to see how the dogs affected the workers.  It is very important that you find out your companies policy on bringing pets to work if you choose to try this theory out.  I think it would be awesome to spend as much time as possible with our dogs if we can, at work or at home.


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