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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 5 (Page no: 79)

Providing for the leisured dog and dog as leisure object.

This chapter examines the ways in which the leisure experiences of dogs are provided for. It begins by discussing the physical and psychological benefits to humans and dogs of sharing time and lives, with a specific emphasis on leisure time. As part of this discussion, the problems that have been associated with dogs and their owners spending time apart are also highlighted. Based on this, the scale and diversity of leisure experiences available to dogs and their owners are highlighted. Recognizing that dogs may require (or owners may wish for) more than simply being allowed into the leisure environments with their owners, this chapter also examines changes in the quality of experiences offered by the leisure industry to dogs and their owners. Analysis of the extent and nature of access to leisure spaces for leisured dogs and dogs as leisure objects includes a discussion of why leisure experiences are and are not accessible to dogs and how owners overcome barriers to access leisure experiences with their dogs. Analysis of the access to leisure spaces available to dogs includes recognition that all dogs are not considered equal in the eyes of society.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Working dogs. 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: 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
  • 20143399931