The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Test | Final 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 one example of a dog who cannot be cooped up in a city apartment?
(a) A Yorkshire Terrier.
(b) An Italian Greyhound.
(c) An Affenpinscher.
(d) A Border Collie.

2. In a dog-to-dog relationship, what is NOT a sign of submissiveness?
(a) Leaned-back body.
(b) Back-pointed ears.
(c) Lowered head.
(d) Wagging tail.

3. Why does McConnell dislike her least favorite responsibility?
(a) Because she can get hurt.
(b) Because the owners are heartbroken.
(c) Because she doesn't want to see a dog die.
(d) Because it is demanding work.

4. According to McConnell, what can happen when an owner caters to a dog?
(a) The dog can have behavior problems.
(b) Other dogs will be too aggressive with the dog.
(c) The dog will be well-adjusted.
(d) The dog may become too submissive.

5. What is the ideal way of correcting bad behavior, according to McConnell?
(a) Interrupting the bad behavior and punishing the bad behavior.
(b) Waiting for the bad behavior to stop and praising the cessation of bad behavior.
(c) Interrupting the bad behavior and redirecting it to a desired behavior.
(d) Yelling at the bad behavior and redirecting it to a desired behavior.

6. Who will spend an hour on grooming, according to McConnell?
(a) Primates.
(b) Humans.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Cats.

7. According to McConnell, do individual wolves leave their pack?
(a) Only in winter.
(b) No.
(c) Only when they are in heat.
(d) Yes.

8. What does "ventral-ventral contact" mean?
(a) Hugging.
(b) Eye contact.
(c) Physical closeness.
(d) Kissing.

9. According to McConnell, how are dogs like children when it comes to getting what they want?
(a) Like children, dogs need to learn that they don't always get what they want.
(b) Like children, dogs should be nurtured and given what they want.
(c) Like children, dogs are constantly crying for what they want.
(d) Like children, dogs are helpless without getting what they want.

10. What kind of behavioral disorders will a dog develop if it is not properly trained during the "sensitive period"?
(a) A dog will not learn or bond with other dogs.
(b) A dog will not be housetrained or bond with other dogs.
(c) A dog may snap and bark at strangers and not learn.
(d) A dog will not be housetrained and may snap and bark at strangers.

11. According to McConnell, why is social structure NOT as important to dogs as many might think?
(a) Because dogs are like juvenile wolves, who have less social structure.
(b) Because dogs are like adult foxes, who have less social structure.
(c) Because dogs are not like wolves, coyotes, or foxes, who have more social structure.
(d) Because dogs are not like juvenile wolves and juvenile coyotes, who have more social structure.

12. What should an owner do if the dog persists in an unwanted behavior?
(a) Turn away from the dog and avoid eye contact.
(b) Grab the dog by the collar and make eye contact.
(c) Grab the dog by the scruff of the neck and avoid eye contact.
(d) Turn towards the dog and make eye contact.

13. What are elephants famous for in the way they respond to death?
(a) They are famous for shunning the dying.
(b) They are famous for burying their dead.
(c) They are famous for their indifference to death.
(d) They are famous for not leaving a carcass behind.

14. What are show dogs typically bred for?
(a) Physical traits.
(b) Leisure.
(c) Work.
(d) Personality.

15. Does McConnell see similarities in personality between humans and dogs?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) It depends on the age.
(d) It depends on the breed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are dogs' ancestors?

2. Why is a treat more appreciated for a reward than a pet on the head according to McConnell?

3. How important are physical traits in choosing a dog for McConnell?

4. According to McConnell, much of a dog's behavior has to do with what is _______versus what is _______.

5. What area of a dog's body is considered a form of dominance if petted?

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