NEADS corporate partner Access TCA hosted a “Dogs at your Desk” day at their company. What is “Dogs at your Desk”? Well, it’s an opportunity for members of the corporate community to participate in training NEADS dogs to be effective assistance dogs.
Approximately six dogs will come to your office with their trainers. After you and your coworkers receive a short education session, the dogs will spend the day happily meeting your officemates and practicing “down” under your desk. The “Dogs at Your Desk” program helps to familiarize the dogs in training with the sights and sounds of a busy corporate environment, including elevators, fax machines and cafeteria noise.
In order to make the activity a successful training experience for the dogs, employees are expected to engage in a normal work day. As a result, offices do not lose any valuable work time. However, the presence of our highly trained, lovable dogs contributes to a positive office environment that has been shown to increase morale and productivity for weeks to come! It is a fun day for everyone involved, but serious work is accomplished in getting the dogs ready to help people with disabilities in their workplace.
To learn more about how your company can participate in a Dogs at your Desk Day, please visit our website for more information. Please note, we can only service offices that are within one hour of the NEADS Princeton, MA campus.