On Monday afternoon January the 27th there will be an anti-stress dog at the TU Delft Library to help hard working students taking a break and recharging from exam stress.
The anti-stress dog is hypoallergic, fluffy and loves to cuddle! There are time-slots available to ensure that the dog can give you undivided attention and there will be a short walk which you can also join. Lastly, there will be time available to take selfies and pictures. You can find the program below.
Make sure to claim your cuddle spot and sign up at the counter at the TU Delft Library as there are limited slots available!
On this page you will find all the information about this upcoming event!
11:45 - 12:00 Arrival of your anti-stress dog at TU Delft and happily preparing for cuddles
12:00 - 12:55 CUDDLE TIME
12:55 - 13:05 Mindful & relaxing break for your anti-stress dog
13:05 - 14:00 CUDDLE TIME
14:00 - 14:15 Outdoor pack walk (4 spots available)
14:15 - 14:20 Mindful & relaxing break for your anti-stress dog
14:20 - 15:10 CUDDLE TIME
15:10 - 15:15 Mindful & relaxing break for your anti-stress dog
15:15 - 16:00 CUDDLE TIME
16:00 - 16:15 Selfie time - everybody is welcome outside the entrance
Taking a break every 45-90 minutes without extra stimuli such as social media enables your brain to perform at a higher level than the same time without a break.
The reason being that the brain is able to recover from the study induced exertion. Moreover cuddling for at least 20 seconds promotes the production of Oxytocin in the brain, this reduces stress, heart rate and blood pressure. All of these contribute to being able to study more effectively.
Dogs are an ideal source of cuddles!
The event will take place at in a closed off space in the entrance hall of the TU Delft Library on Monday 27 of January. The dog will arrive at 11:45h and leave at 16:15h.
There is a registration list available at the counter of the TU Delft Library. It is not (yet) possible to sign up online.
You have one shot to see the dog and get a selfie between 16:00 and 16:15h just outside the entrance hall. Make sure you'll be there and tag us on Instagram.
This event is a pilot on which De Kantoorhond x TU Delft cooperate. The goal of this pilot is to evaluate whether this event was a success for the students of the TU Delft and the dog.
During this event the students will be asked to give their feedback. So if you would like to see us again, make sure to leave a positive review at our stand at the TU Delft Library on the 27th.
We only work with Australian Labradoodles. This breed has been specially bred for their fur. This coat is hypoallergenic allowing 99.5% of allergic people to cuddle with these dogs.
Don't worry, we know that not everybody likes dogs. During this event the dog will be in a closed off area in the entrance hall of the TU Delft Library. Outside this area the dog will be on leash.
The dogs we use are selected on their character and we guarantee that they absolutely love humans. If you ever want to conquer your fears this is your best shot!
Dogs need breaks too, just like humans, to process all the new information their brain received.
We think that this topic could not have enough attention. That is the reason why we devoted a whole section on this topic. You can find it if you scroll down.
The well-being of the dog is of utmost importance, this is not negotiable. The dog will always be accompanied by an attendant who keep an eye on the dog. If the dog is too tired or does not feel well then we will listen to it.
The dog has regular breaks during a working day, just like humans should do to recharge their brain. When we are overly fatigued but still come to work, it results in low performance and is detrimental for their health. How often do people not respect their bodies limits? As an organization that promotes vitality, we strive to be a role model in this!
The dogs of De Kantoorhond work a maximum of 2 days per week. Half a working day takes 2.5 hours. The longest day is therefore 6 hours at the office, along with the required commute.
The dogs receive a lot of information and impressions during the day. They meet new people, hear new sounds, smell everything. All these stimuli must be processed by the dog. This is quite intense for most dogs and it is therefore important that they can relax during the rest of the week.
Lastly, we only work with dogs that clearly enjoy cuddling and attention from humans and have a natural urge to play and interact with humans.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the health of our dogs, please feel free to contact us!
Send your motivation letter (in Dutch) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch with you soon!
We love to hear from you!