STOP THE PRESS!!
We're holding a complimentary demonstration event in central London at The Bloomsbury Hotel, Great Russell Square on Wednesday 31st October. It's an opportunity for HR professionals to come along with a colleague, or to invite someone appropriate within your business to witness for yourselves how powerful Doggy De-stress is.
We will have our team of dogs with us so you can have your very own Doggy De-stress session and we will be there to talk you through our service in more detail.
Please sign up via Eventbrite here
With Christmas around the corner and the resulting return to work January blues, this is a perfect time to get planning for your workplace mental health and wellbeing plans for the festive season through into 2019.
Our dogs, in your office, it really is that simple!
Doggy De-stress is breaking the mould when it comes to health and wellbeing in the workplace. We bring our trained dogs in to your office.
Science proves how stroking and cuddling dogs lowers blood pressure and heart rate, produces those feel good hormones and immediately results in the widest smiles you’ve seen in the office.
Our well behaved dogs will immediately bring a buzz to the office that you’ve never felt before. The Doggy De-stress team will sit with the dogs in an enclosed, safe environment within your office for a couple of hours whilst small groups of staff rotate every fifteen minutes to experience the calming effect that we bring with us. The dogs can see approximately forty staff per hour.
We’ll undertake a full risk assessment before our arrival to ensure your workplace is suitable. We are experienced dog handlers and Doggy De-stress Ltd carries full public liability insurance.
We are also the perfect alternative to those ‘office dog’ days that you may hold or have been asked about. Our experience is that they create stress rather than relieve it. Mixing dogs of different breeds is potentially a recipe for an unproductive working atmosphere which you have no control over.
Our Doggy De-stress sessions are the price of providing each member of staff with the equivalent of a £5 to £10 lunch. It’s a benefit they will never forget and will always remember that you provided – an employer that cares about their mental health. It’s also the most unique team bonding experience you can offer.
Our Terms and Condtitions can be found here.
Take a look at photos and videos of our recent visits on our Facebook page.
Take a look at the video below for a quick summary about how it works, and for further questions click on our FAQ's page.
1) Scientific research - Pet Ownership, but Not ACE Inhibitor Therapy, Blunts Home Blood Pressure Responses to Mental Stress 2001. Karen Allen, Barbara E. Shykoff, Joseph L. Izzo. http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/38/4/815.full
(2) Serpell JA (2011). Historical and cultural perspectives on human-pet interactions. In McCardel P, McCune S, Griffin JA, et al, Animals in Our Lives (pp. 7-22). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. http://center4research.org/healthy-living-prevention/pets-and-health-the-impact-of-companion-animals/#wsa-endnote-8