Use Your Beagles as Part of your Webinars?

I work in the security business, and because I am often doing webinars and meetings online from my home office, I only had one problem — barking beagles in the background.  Not howling, not make the tracking noise, just noisy barking as only a beagle can do.

At first, I made a sign for the front door that said, “Conference in session, DO NOT KNOCK OR RING DOOR BELL!

And that almost worked, except that sometimes a door slammed in the wind, or a book fell off the table, and the beagles are off and barking again.

Finally, I thought, how to turn this into an advantage?  And I came up with the beagles announcing the start of each session with “security” barking.   All I have to do to trigger the barks is to knock on a table, or door, and I get a rousing security bark. And I remind the participants that dogs make great watch dogs.  We all get a good laugh.

I find that it relaxes people and makes them laugh, so the meetings are better and less stressful for everyone.   I also get emails from the dog lovers on the call later, saying how much they enjoyed hearing the dogs.  No acccounting for taste, I guess!

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About GetHealthy&Happier

I'm your basic California health nut, aging baby boomer, relegated to south Florida, taking my California values with me including vegetarian-vegan lifestyle; animal rights advocate; beagle owner; Edgar Cayce fan; fresh juice fanatic; lost 75 pounds in the last 2 years; water aerobics/water yoga exerciser; musician, dancer, your basic happy person -- just healthier!
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