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Dogs in the leisure experience.

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This book explores the social and cultural constructions and debates of what are dogs and what is leisure. It looks at how working dogs play a significant role in leisure experiences, and considers the differing roles and changing acceptance of dogs' involvement in sport. Within the setting of the animal welfare and sentience debates, it examines the leisure needs of dogs and their owners. The cha...

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Chapter 2 (Page no: 18)

Working dogs.

This chapter looks at working dogs that exist within the leisure environment. One of the foci of this chapter is examining how the presence of working dogs in an environment has been utilized to construct idealized images of leisure and tourism landscapes. This discussion covers both contemporary uses of representations of working dogs in landscapes to promote places as tourist or leisure environments, and how such use has evolved over time, and how the representation and positioning of the working dog may have altered. Another focus of this chapter is a discussion of the extent to which dogs are employed as workers in the tourism and leisure industry and the history of this use. This chapter also encompasses a discussion of the changing role of working dogs in the face of the changing nature of experiences sought by tourists and leisured people. The discussions within this chapter are grounded in the issue of animal rights and highlight changing patterns in the use of working dogs in leisure and tourism experiences in line with altering social moral values, focusing on the construction of dogs as tools or objects to be used and/or owned by humans in the leisure and tourism environment.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Sport dogs. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) Leisured dogs and dogs as leisure objects. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 79) Providing for the leisured dog and dog as leisure object. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 107) The boarding kennel and dog day-care centre: dog holidays. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) Dogs as cuisine. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 128) Dog cuisine. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 136) Conclusions. Author(s): Carr, N.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643182
  • Record Number
  • 20143399928