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  1. Influence of cultural and religious factors on attitudes toward animals

    Contributor(s):: Jegatheesan, Brinda, Fine, Aubrey H.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...