June 22 is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Spending time in a new environment is a great way for our canine companions to socialize and get used to new people, smells and experiences. There is also a calming, soothing effect that dogs can have on humans. Studies show that having dogs in the workplace creates an increase in productivity, decreases stress levels and even lowers employee absenteeism. However, before your dog's first day at the office, it is important to make sure you are properly prepared.