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 short inhales.
(b) Use one long inhale.
(c) Use one short inhale.
(d) Use long inhales.

2. 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 cannot see from a close distance.
(c) Because dogs cannot behave if a human is too close.
(d) Because dogs should be rewarded after a negative behavior has stopped.

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

4. How does a person "release the pressure" after a block has been initiated?
(a) By crouching down.
(b) By stepping aside.
(c) By turning around.
(d) By leaning back.

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

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

7. What are the corners of a dog's mouth called?
(a) Commissures.
(b) Ceassures.
(c) Closurres.
(d) Cissurres.

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

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

10. How can a person tell if a dog is threatening or submissive?
(a) A threatening dog runs forward, a submissive dog runs back.
(b) A threatening dog leans forward, a submissive dog leans back.
(c) A threatening dog barks, a submissive dog does not.
(d) A threatening dog will lunge, a submissive dog will not.

11. When do humans that dogs are accustomed to become strangers?
(a) When the color of their clothing changes.
(b) When the feel of their skin changes.
(c) When the shape of their body changes.
(d) When the sound of their voice changes.

12. How can an owner make themselves the object of a chase?
(a) By tossing a ball far from a dog.
(b) By keeping the ball from a dog.
(c) By walking away from a dog bringing a ball back.
(d) By walking toward a dog bringing a ball back.

13. How does McConnell respond to the dog when it lunges at her in front of an audience?
(a) She pets the dog.
(b) She yells at the dog.
(c) She retreats from the dog.
(d) She kicks the dog.

14. McConnell concluded that animal handlers use rapid sounds for what purpose?
(a) To distract animals from unwanted behavior.
(b) To save animals from potential danger.
(c) To stop animals and take control of the situation.
(d) To spur animals and make them go faster.

15. 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 play.
(c) They like to nap.
(d) They like to learn.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why would an owner use "pup pup pup"?

2. What kind of dog lunges at McConnell in front of an audience in the opening chapter?

3. What kind of animal behaviorist is Patricia McConnell?

4. What form of play does McConnell NOT recommend?

5. How can an owner encourage a dog to stop barking?

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