The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Patricia McConnell
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relationship between physical space and the body in the book. How important are physical movements in terms of training? How do dogs perceive physical space?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the purpose and function of affection in the book. Compare and contrast the ways in which humans and dogs both perceive and express affection.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast human and canine sense perception.

1) How many sense receptors do humans have? How many do dogs?

2) What senses do humans use the most? What senses do dogs use the most?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the similarities and differences between primates and humans in terms of evolutionary behavior and social interaction.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss social hierarchy in dogs. Define and discuss the roles of alpha, omega, and beta dogs in packs. How fluid are packs in terms of social hierarchy?

Essay Topic 6

Define and discuss paedomorphism.

1) Why are both...

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