Web design company features dog as ‘part of the team’

by Vivien Richardson on June 24, 2016

We all love our dogs, and even think of them as ‘human’ sometimes. A web design company in Cheshire has taken that a step further by including their office dog in their team’s profile section on the website.

Bailey, a shih-tzu, has been given the job title of CEO (chief eating officer) and has her likes, skills and hobbies listed out on her own profile page. Apparently she’s an important member of the team, and is responsible for (more…)

Distance learning courses company celebrates ‘Bring your dog to work day’

by Vivien Richardson on June 23, 2016

As most dog owners are away, Friday June 24th is the third annual ‘Bring your dog to work day’ in the UK, with businesses throughout the country allowing their staff to bring their dogs into the office. One such company taking part is the distance learning course provider Online Learning Academy.

The company, like many companies in the US, has a policy of allowing well-behaved dogs to be brought into the office throughout the year. They believe that, by having dogs in the office, staff moral and productivity increases. This belief is shared by companies such as Amazon, who also allows dogs in their LA headquarters.

The Online Learning Academy also shared some research with its visitors this week on how having dogs in the office relieves stress among employees, and reduces sick-days among staff.

Will you be taking part in #BringYourDogtoWorkDay tomorrow? We’d love to see your pictures on social media.

#woofwoofwednesday hits Twitter

by Darren Jamieson on July 15, 2015

Dog owners rarely need an excuse to share pictures of their pets with friends, and even with people they don’t know. Thanks to social media, sharing pictures of your pooch has become even easier.

Today saw the hashtag #woofwoofwednesday trending on Twitter, and gave dog owners the chance to Tweet photos of their beloved dogs and share them with other dog lovers the world over. As always happens with trending topics on Twitter, businesses also jumped on the dog wagon and Tweeted to promote their services.

Here are some of the Tweets from today’s #woofwoofwednesday. There’s still time to share your posts too, so get Tweeting those dog pictures!

Doggy coffee bar opens in Muswell Hill

by Mark James on October 29, 2014

Lisa Owen-Jones, a former marketing manager for BBC Concert Orchestra, has opened a coffee shop that caters for dogs and their owners in London.

The cafe’s proprietor made the career change due to (more…)

British dog owners encouraged to bake their own doggie treats

by Leanne Thompson on October 22, 2014

The BAFTA award-winning programme The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has inspired many people to start baking, including for their pets.

It has been argued that when (more…)

Kazakh nomads fight to preserve rare dog breed

by Darren Jamieson on October 15, 2014

Nomadic hunters and herdsmen in Kazakhstan are trying to save one of the rarest dog breeds in the world: the Tazy, which is also called the Kazakh greyhound.

For centuries, the pastoral nomads of (more…)

First luxury dog hotel opens in the UK

by Clare Jones on October 1, 2014

A dedicated hotel for pampered pooches has just opened in Brighton.

Believed to be the first of its type in (more…)

Pooches compete in US surfing competition

by Leanne Thompson on September 18, 2014

The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon took place in Southern California recently, with 80 canine entrants taking part.

Despite warnings of a hurricane, the (more…)

Dogs prefer petting to talking

by Mark James on September 11, 2014

The University of Florida has carried out a study that found that pooches prefer a pat on the head rather than verbal praise.

For some time it has been known that (more…)

Novel about Royal dog released

by Darren Jamieson on September 4, 2014

A new book detailing the fictional adventures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s dog is available to the public.

The author of the novel, Aby King, was inspired to pen the book after (more…)

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