Woofing Webinar creates Barking Mad record
Barking Mad has set a record, aided by a team of gorgeous canines and their willing human helpers! We have set an exciting record for the number of 78 dogs on a LIVE video conference call. On 21st June, we celebrated the UK’s official Bring Your Dog to Work Day (#BringYourDogToWorkDay) by inviting dogs and their owners to take part in a LIVE ‘Woofing Webinar’.
Richard Dancy, Communications Managing Director at Barking Mad, said:
“We were delighted to have 78 dogs on our live Woofing Webinar! We hope that everyone enjoyed the experience and had as much fun as we did. It was great to link up with the official Bring Your Dog to Work Day team LIVE as we really appreciated their involvement. Our office dog, border collie Paddy, was delighted to preside over proceedings. Eventually the excitement got too much though, because he curled up and started snoring.
We had great fun with this event but above all, the day actually had a very important purpose. It is vital to raise funds for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs.”
What is Bring Your Dog to Work Day?
The UK’s sixth official Bring Your Dog to Work Day took place on Friday 21st June. It encouraged businesses to welcome employees’ canine companions into the workplace just for one day and as a result, raised money for charity. The event was founded and organised by ethical dog grooming product company, HOWND, Money was raised for All Dogs Matter, Animals Asia and other charities chosen by participants.
www.bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk said of the benefits of taking part:
“Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace. Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets.”
A study published by the International Journal of Workplace Health Management (2010) adds weight to this argument, by concluding that the presence of dogs in the work place even had a positive effect on those employees who didn’t have a dog of their own. As a result, Barking Mad is a huge advocate and was an official sponsor of the special day. Richard continues:
“Our national network of self-employed dog sitting business professionals are so lucky because they get to work with dogs and dog lovers every day. Because our franchise owners have flexible, home-based careers, they can also spend plenty of time each day with their own dogs. However, not everyone is so fortunate. We are currently looking for more dog lovers with the drive and ambition to join us. Our 80+ self-employed franchise business owners are all living the dog lover’s dream!”Back To Main