Advertisement

Dogs and Companion/Performance Sport: Unique Social Worlds, Serious Leisure Enthusiasts, and Solid Human-Canine Partnerships

  • Wendy Hultsman
Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Abstract

As with many sports enjoyed by humans, canine sports have evolved from activities often serving utilitarian purposes. For centuries hunters have taken along dogs for their natural ability to flush out game. Dogs have swum with families on vacations, often diving off docks. Shepherds have used dogs to move sheep and other livestock. Farmers have used dogs to flush out vermin and other critters that harm their crops. Those living in the northern climates have used dogs to pull sleds for transportation and supply delivery.

Keywords

Start Line Kennel Club Leisure Study Liminal State Scent Trail 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Anon. (2014). Los Angeles almanac. http://www.laalmanac.com/sports/sp09.htm. Date accessed 23 February 2015.
  2. Baldwin, J., Ellis, G., & Baldwin, B. (1999). Marital satisfaction: An examination of its relationship to spouse support and congruence commitment among runners. Leisure Sciences. 21: 117–131.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Brown, C. (2007). The Carolina shaggers: Dance as serious leisure. Journal of Leisure Research. 39 (4): 623–647.Google Scholar
  4. Duda, J. (1996). Sport and exercise motivation. A goal perspective analysis. G. Roberts (ed.). Motivation in sport and exercise. Human Kinetics. Champaign, IL. pp. 57–91.Google Scholar
  5. Ellson, T. (2008). Can we live without a dog? Consumption life cycles in dog-owner relationships. Journal of Business Research. 61: 565–573.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Fitts, P. & Posner, M. (1967). Human performance. Brooks/Cole. Belmont. CA.Google Scholar
  7. Frier-Murza, J. (2010). Earthdog ins & outs (2nd ed.). VGF Publications. Crosswicks. NJ.Google Scholar
  8. Gillespie, D., Leffler, A. & Lerner, E. (2002). If it weren’t for my hobby, I’d have a life: Dog sports, serious leisure, and boundary negotiations. Leisure Studies. 21: 282–304.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Greenwood, P. M., & Parasuraman, R. (2003). Normal genetic variation, cognition, and aging. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews. 2: 278–306.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Helton, W. (2005). Animal expertise, conscious or not, Animal Cognition. 8: 67–74.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Helton, W. (2007a). Skill in expert dogs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 13 (3): 171–178.Google Scholar
  12. Helton, W. (2007b). Deliberate practice in dogs: A canine model of expertise. The Journal of General Psychology. 134 (2): 247–257.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Heuser, L. (2005). We’re not too old to play sports: The career of women lawn bowlers. Leisure Studies. 24 (1): 45–60.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Hultsman, W. (2012). Couple involvement in serious leisure: Examining participation in dog agility. Leisure Studies. 31 (2): 231–253.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Jones, E. W. H. (1892). Sheep-dog trials and the sheep-dog. Or sheep-dog trials: Their standard of adjudication, origin, and progress. Edwin Poole. Brecon.Google Scholar
  16. Kemp, S. (1999). Sled dog racing: The celebration of co-operation in a competitive sport. Ethnology. 38 (1): 81–95.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Pastore, C., Pirrone, F., Balzarotti, F., Faustini, M., Pierantoni, L., & Albertini, M. (2011). Evaluation of physiological and behavioral stress-development parameters in agility dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior. 6: 188–194.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Pfau, T., Garland de Rivaz, A., Brighton, S., & Walker, R. (2011). Kinetics of jump landing in agility dogs. The Veterinary Journal. 190: 278–283.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Putnam, R. (2000). Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. Simon & Schuster. New York.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Raisborough, J. (2006). Getting aboard: Women, access and serious leisure. The Sociological Review. 54 (2): 242–262.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Reimer, B. & Thomas, J. (2005). Achievement goal orientation in competition dog obedience participants. Journal of Sport Behavior. 28 (3): 272–281.Google Scholar
  22. Rossano, M. J. (2003). Expertise and the evolution of consciousness. Cognition. 89: 207–236.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Stebbins, R. A. (1992). Amateurs, professionals, and serious leisure. McGill-Queens University Press. Montreal and Kingston. Canada.Google Scholar
  24. Stebbins, R. A. (2002). The organizational basis of leisure participation: A motivational exploration. Venture Publishing. State College, PA.Google Scholar
  25. Turner, V. (1974). Dramas, fields and metaphors. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, NY.Google Scholar
  26. Wolf, A. (2014). The world of pet market boons. about.com. http://petshops.about.com/od/PetStoreOperations/a/World-Pet-Market-Trends.htm. Date accessed 23 February 2015.

Copyright information

© Wendy Hultsman 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy Hultsman

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations