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3 Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

Most American households have at least one pet. There are myriad reasons for having a pet, not the least of which being that they offer significant health benefits to people. But have you ever considered the possible benefits of bringing pets into the workplace? Here are three reasons why you may want to bring it up to your boss at the next office meeting. Credit: Getty Creative 1. Help Reduce Stress Dogs and cats are frequently recognized as great stress-relievers. Look into the eyes of a pet and suddenly your worries and deadlines seem to melt away. In fact, according to a 2012 research study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, on-the-job stress levels...

How to Apartment-Train Your Dog

Living in an apartment with your dog poses a unique set of obstacles to overcome: the sounds of people passing by your door, other dogs in the building and potty training without a backyard. Despite this, 58% of pet-owning renters own a dog, according to a recent Rent.com survey. But don't worry --training your pup to live (and behave) in your apartment is entirely possible! Credit: Getty Creative Foot Traffic When you live in an apartment building, your neighbors are going to walk by your door, especially if you live near the lobby, elevator or other area with high foot traffic. If your dog is anything like my Chihuahua mix, foot traffic-particularly if that neighbor has a dog with...

Have you been dreaming of getting a dog ever since you saw the reruns of the television classic Lassie as a kid? Or maybe you were fortunate enough to watch the original series. While your dog might not be able to save you week after week from a burning building, a runaway freight train, or the bottom of a well (and in the time it takes to finish a 30-minute episode, too), owning a dog can be a wonderful experience. Credit: Getty Creative Here are 10 things you should know and consider before choosing your canine friend. 1. Dogs take up a lot of time and energy. Yes, they are rewarding. But if you live alone and work twenty hours a day, then perhaps a dog is not the best choice for you....