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Patricia McConnell
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why should a person "release the pressure" after she or he has initiated a block?
(a) Because dogs become threatened if a human is too close.
(b) Because dogs should be rewarded after a negative behavior has stopped.
(c) Because dogs cannot behave if a human is too close.
(d) Because dogs cannot see from a close distance.

2. Why can play fighting become dangerous?
(a) Because dogs use their mouths.
(b) Because dogs feel threatened.
(c) Because dogs won't stop.
(d) Because dogs are stronger.

3. What should an owner do who wants to avoid a dog from crawling into her or his lap?
(a) Do a doogie play bow and look at the dog purposefully.
(b) Do a torso body block and turn your head away purposefully.
(c) Move to the side and turn toward the dog purposefully.
(d) Get up from the seat and walk away purposefully.

4. McConnell suggests sniffing different parts of the house, plants, books, bedsheets, in order to determine what?
(a) If they are clean.
(b) If a dog has been there.
(c) If there are distinct odors.
(d) If another person has been there.

5. What main difference is there between humans play fighting and dogs play fighting?
(a) Only male dogs wrestle.
(b) Both female and male humans wrestle equally.
(c) Only female dogs wrestle.
(d) Both female and male dogs wrestle equally.

6. What will primates do with the objects around them?
(a) Use them as weapons.
(b) Barter them for comfort.
(c) Ignore them.
(d) Manipulate them to get food.

7. Why would an owner use "pup pup pup"?
(a) To tell the dog to stay.
(b) To give the dog a task.
(c) To offer the dog a treat.
(d) To get the dog to come.

8. Whose nostrils can move independently from their face?
(a) Primates.
(b) Cats.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Humans.

9. What does a person who wants to block have to do?
(a) Move after the dog has moved and lunge after the dog with your arms.
(b) Ignore a dog's movement by turning your back on the dog and walking away.
(c) Move at the same time as the dog by running towards the space the dog has entered.
(d) Anticipate a dog's movement and step in the space you do not want a dog to enter.

10. When a dog's corners of the mouth are forward, what is it a sign of?
(a) Repose.
(b) Aggression.
(c) Excitement.
(d) Indifference.

11. What physical behaviors in a dog are NOT important?
(a) Mouth and eyes.
(b) Leaning forward and back.
(c) Breathing rate.
(d) Sitting and standing.

12. According to McConnell, how do dogs feel about humans petting them?
(a) They only like to be petted after they've eaten.
(b) They do not always like to be petted.
(c) They always like to be petted.
(d) They sometimes like to be petted when they're hungry.

13. What physical traits were present in the study which illustrated that paedomorphism is also physiological?
(a) Large eyes, round face, and different brain chemistry in primates.
(b) Floppy ears, curly tails, and different brain chemistry in foxes.
(c) Short legs, long torso, and different brain chemistry in humans.
(d) Floppy ears, long tails, and different brain chemistry in dogs.

14. What do adult humans and dogs both do that make them rare in the animal world?
(a) They like to work.
(b) They like to learn.
(c) They like to nap.
(d) They like to play.

15. Like dogs, humans are also in tune with what?
(a) High-pitched sounds.
(b) Approaching danger.
(c) Minute physical movements.
(d) Friendly people.

Short Answer Questions

1. How can an owner make themselves the object of a chase?

2. Why is it confusing for a dog when a person uses similar phrasing?

3. What is the human equivalent of a "hip slam" and "shoulder slam"?

4. If a parent play fights with a dog, how will the dog play fight with a child?

5. According to McConnell, how can an owner effectively housebreak a dog?

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