The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the best way to sniff, according to McConnell?
(a) Use one short inhale.
(b) Use one long inhale.
(c) Use long inhales.
(d) Use short inhales.

2. What ingrained behavior is considered affectionate for humans but rude for dogs and should be avoided?
(a) Hugging.
(b) Rubbing.
(c) Talking.
(d) Kissing.

3. How many scent receptors do dogs have?
(a) 120 million.
(b) 20 million.
(c) 5 million.
(d) 220 million.

4. What is McConnell doing when she mistakenly gets too close to the dog in front of an audience?
(a) Giving a command.
(b) Offering a treat.
(c) Retrieving a toy.
(d) Fielding a question.

5. 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) Anticipate a dog's movement and step in the space you do not want a dog to enter.
(c) Move at the same time as the dog by running towards the space the dog has entered.
(d) Ignore a dog's movement by turning your back on the dog and walking away.

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

7. How can an owner encourage a dog to stop barking?
(a) Lure the dog with treats.
(b) Yell at the dog.
(c) Ignore the dog.
(d) Give the dog affection.

8. What should an owner do who wants to avoid a dog from crawling into her or his lap?
(a) Get up from the seat and walk away 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) Do a doogie play bow and look at the dog purposefully.

9. In one study, half of adults who lost their sense of smell also reported what?
(a) Loss of interest in sexual partner.
(b) Gain in pleasure during sex.
(c) Gain in interest in sexual partner.
(d) Loss of pleasure during sex.

10. McConnell concluded that animal handlers use slow, continuous notes for what purpose?
(a) To stop animals from disobeying.
(b) To get animals to slow down.
(c) To enourage animals to stay calm.
(d) To distract animals from potential danger.

11. According to McConnell, what is the best word to use to encourage a dog's silence?
(a) Down.
(b) Stop.
(c) No.
(d) Enough.

12. According to McConnell, which breed is considered to have a relatively poor sense of smell?
(a) Chiuahuas.
(b) Beagles.
(c) Italian greyhounds.
(d) Scottish terriers.

13. What is habituation?
(a) Habituation occurs when a dog has a habit that cannot be broken.
(b) Habituation is the final step in dog training.
(c) Habituation occurs when a stimulus is so contant as to become meaningless.
(d) Habituation is the process of cohabitating with a dog.

14. According to McConnell, which breed is considered to be one of the greatest sniffers?
(a) Italian greyhounds.
(b) Scottish terriers.
(c) Chiuahuas.
(d) Beagles.

15. How many animal handlers has McConnell researched for her book?
(a) 202.
(b) 37.
(c) 104.
(d) 16.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can a dog do if it gets fed up or angry with play fighting?

2. How do male and female humans engage in play fighting?

3. What physical behaviors in a dog are NOT important?

4. Whose nostrils can move independently from their face?

5. How should a person greet a new dog so as not to appear aggressive or rude?

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