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  1. Therapy Dog Ownership as Serious Leisure for Members of a Therapy Dog Volunteer Group

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    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan R. Hicks, Mary Kramer

    Therapy dogs are used in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools, for the purposes of providing emotional and psychological support to humans. They are trained to be well behaved and to be perceived as supportive of humans. This study sought to explore the benefits to...

  2. Slower, shorter, sadder: a qualitative study exploring how dog walks change when the canine participant develops osteoarthritis

    | Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.

  3. Legitimizing leisure experiences as emotional work: A post‐humanist approach to gendered equine encounters

    | Contributor(s):: Finkel, Rebecca, Danby, Paula

  4. Review of Dogs in the leisure experience and Animals and tourism understanding diverse relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Durie, Alastair J.

  5. [The influence of minority sociolinguistic context on home support for seniors in a rural devitalized area: the case of Acadieville New Brunswick]

    | Contributor(s):: Simard, M., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Villalon, L., Gould, O., Ethier, S., Gibbons, C.

  6. Loneliness Harms Your Health

    | Contributor(s):: Eells, Gregory T.

  7. Looking to the future: adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - a narrative study

    | Contributor(s):: Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey, Imms, Christine

  8. Work or Play? An Exploration of the Relationships between People and their Service Dogs in Leisure Activities

    | Contributor(s):: Hicks, J. R., Weisman, C. J.

  9. From riding schools to tipis. Ethological horse riding and Amerindian myths

    | Contributor(s):: Digard, Jean-Pierre

  10. "Blood will tell": producing people and horses in Newmarket, England

    | Contributor(s):: Cassidy, Rebecca

  11. Side issues on horseback: riding as a sport and the relation to horses

    | Contributor(s):: Tourre-Malen, Catherine

  12. Couple involvement in serious leisure: examining participation in dog agility

    | Contributor(s):: Hultsman, Wendy Z.

  13. On the Fence: Dog Parks in the (Un)Leashing of Community and Social Capital

    | Contributor(s):: Graham, Taryn M., Glover, Troy D.

  14. Planned leisure behaviour and pet attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Chen, Annie Huiling, Hung, Kuang-peng, Peng, Norman

  15. Conclusions

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter brings together some of the main ideas raised in the book and suggests a future for research on dogs in the leisure experience. It returns to the recognition that all dogs and their leisure experiences are culturally constructed and prone to change across space and time which reflect...

  16. Leisured dogs and dogs as leisure objects

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter discusses whether a dog can truly be leisured or whether it is actually only in the leisure environment at the behest of its owner (i.e. it is a leisure object). The leisured dog is defined as one who is in the leisure environment with its owner but within the context that it is...

  17. Providing for the leisured dog and dog as leisure object

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    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...

  18. The boarding kennel and dog day-care centre: dog holidays

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter explores the history, scale and nature of boarding kennels and dog day-care centres. Associated with these businesses, the chapter also discusses the professional pet-sitting industry. This analysis is set within the recognition of the changing nature of human-dog relations and the...

  19. Working dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    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...

  20. One-to-one therapeutic recreation activities for the bed and/or room bound

    | Contributor(s):: Forsythe, Emma

    Describes several types of therapeutic activities that can be utilized by the recreation professional when planning programs for the isolated nursing home resident. Four components of milieu therapy are discussed: reality orientation, sensory stimulation, remotivation therapy, and...