近年來飼養寵物犬在台灣已相當普及，本研究以Crawford and Godbey（1987）所提出的三類型阻礙作為研究架構，從飼主的內心阻礙、人際阻礙、結構性阻礙探討飼主與寵物犬生活互動中所產生的休閒阻礙。主要研究工具為自行設計的問卷調查表，並利用網路寵物犬社團及參與寵物旅行團之飼主為蒐集樣本，共回收400份有效問卷。
In recent years, keeping pet dogs has been quite popular in Taiwan. This study explored pet dog owners’ leisure constraints under interactions between pet dog owners and their pet dogs in their daily life based on Crawford and Godbey’s (1987) model—“intrapersonal constraints,” “interpersonal constraints,” and “structural constraints.” The main instrument was questionnaire self-designed based on related literature review in this study. The total 400 valid questionnaires were collected through surveying specific internet communities and on-site tourist teams for pet dog owners.
The main findings were that the pet dog owners’ attitudes, living environment, sources of pet dogs, and motivation significantly affect the owners’ leisure constraints. In addition, the pet dog’s size also significantly impact pet dog owners’ leisure constraints. However, the pet dog’s aggression, personality, and the number of keeping for an owner were not significantly different on the pet dog owners’ leisure constraints. Taiwanese pet dog industry and related organizations can use these findings for proposing related policies or strategies. Also, the findings can give a parsimonious suggestion for future studies.