If you’re looking for the ultimate dopamine boost (and let’s face it, who isn’t after the past year), then a new job should be on your radar.Dog food company ProDog Raw is recruiting for a new opening as a Dog Test Subject – and the role certainly sounds more appealing than the usual office grind.
To put it simply, the company wants to pay 10 successful applicants to scroll through pictures of adorable puppies.This opportunity has come about as ProDog Raw is conducting a study to test whether dogs on social media can alleviate people’s stress levels.
They’ve decided to carry out the research off the back of one of their recent studies, which revealed 73% of Brits prefer to see a picture of a dog or cat rather than someone’s selfie on their social media timelines.
The selected applicants will be asked to wear a heart rate monitor while they go about day-to-day life, but will take hourly breaks to look at a series of pre-prepared dog images.
Heart rate data will then be collected and analysed by a professional to identify any key findings.
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As well as having an excuse to scroll through adorable puppy photos, the chosen individuals will also be paid £20 an hour for the day-long study (consisting of six working hours), which means they will pocket a lovely £120 by the end of it.
ProDog Raw has also stressed that this can be flexible around an individual’s schedule.
It’s worth pointing out that applicants must have desk-based jobs, with no activities that may increase their heart rates – as this could scew the results.
Anyone looking to apply must be between 18-60 years old, use social media and have access to a device with the internet.Heidi Maskelyne, founder of ProDog Raw, said: ‘It is scientifically proven that our pets can relieve stress, but there’s not much research on whether simply looking at a picture of a dog can help calm a person’s mood.
‘We saw this as a big opportunity to shed some light on the subject and are really excited to see the results, especially when so many people are struggling during these difficult times.’
Keep a pet-friendly home. Your dog or cat is a part of the family. If she’s a kitty, she needs her own litter box in a quiet, out-of-the way corner, a scratching post or tree, her own toys, and a nice cozy spot for napping.
Fancy taking part? You’ll need to apply before April 30 by completing the application form on the website.
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