‘Dog Friendly Practice?! Really?! Why would we need that?! Dogs are easy, right?! They mostly do what you tell them, and can’t you just muzzle them if necessary, and/or get an extra person on to help you hold on to them so you can get the job done?’
There are so many benefits that can be gained from providing a supportive work environment, besides having happy and healthy staff. Practices that attempt to make provision for well-being can expect to see reduced absenteeism, increased staff engagement, better team climate and enhanced productivity.
Are practices moving forward and working to try and achieve more in terms of ‘fear free’ practice, or are many still lagging behind?