Dogs in the Leisure Experience

December 2014
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  • Published
    22nd December 2014
  • ISBN 9781780643182
  • Language English
  • Pages 184 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images b/w photos

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 such as ensuring the safety of air transport, 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. Providing an original contribution to our understanding of dogs as both participants and objects in the leisure experience, this book is a useful resource for researchers in leisure, hospitality and tourism.

1. Introduction
2. Working Dogs
3. Sport Dogs
4. Leisured Dogs and Dogs as Leisure Objects
5. Providing for the Leisured Dog and Dog as Leisure Object
6. The Boarding Kennel and Doggy Day Care Centre: Doggy Holidays and Owner Vacations
7. Doggy Cuisine and Dogs as Cuisine
8. Conclusion

Neil Carr

Neil Carr is an Associate Professor at the University of Otago and the Editor of Annals of Leisure Research. His research focuses on understanding behavior within tourism and leisure experiences; with a particular emphasis on animals, children and families, youth, risk taking and perception, and sex. His recent publications include Dogs in the Leisure Experience, Wallingford, UK: CABI (2014) and Children's and families' holiday experiences, London: Routledge (2011).