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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Boredom is the enemy

    | Contributor(s):: Hayes, N.

  12. Dog-assisted Therapy for Older People with Dementia: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Residential Aged Care Facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Perkins, Jacqueline

  13. Personal, social and environmental determinants of educational inequalities in walking: a multilevel study

    | Contributor(s):: Ball, K., Timperio, A., Salmon, J., Giles-Corti, B., Roberts, R., Crawford, D.

  14. The impact of dog walking on leisure-time physical activity: results from a population-based survey of Michigan adults

    | Contributor(s):: Reeves, M. J., Rafferty, A. P., Miller, C. E., Lyon-Callo, S. K.

  15. Hunting inquiry

    | Contributor(s):: Hughes-Ross, T. A.