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. According to McConnell, what human behavior signals to a dog that the human is NOT in control?
(a) Directing and controlling.
(b) Politeness and patience.
(c) Yelling and hitting.
(d) Listening and commanding.

2. What does McConnell advise about an alpha rollover?
(a) She is indifferent to it.
(b) She sometimes condones it.
(c) She does condone it.
(d) She does not condone it.

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

4. When should submission be given by a dog, according to McConnell?
(a) When an owner demands it.
(b) After a relationship is established.
(c) Before a relationship is established.
(d) When a dog is still a puppy.

5. What command should be given to curb unwanted behavior, according to McConnell?
(a) No.
(b) Enough.
(c) Stop.
(d) Mind.

6. Why is the "sensitive period" a crucial stage in development?
(a) Because it is when dogs become familiar with humans and are housetrained.
(b) Because it when dogs become familiar with humans and bond with one another.
(c) Because it is when dogs are housetrained and learn to communicate.
(d) Because it is when dogs learn to communicate and bond with one another.

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

8. Why is it important to consider a dog's personality when choosing a breed?
(a) Because a cute dog can be a nasty dog.
(b) Because a good dog is more expensive.
(c) Because there are so many dogs with bad personalities.
(d) Because there is a link between personality and longevity.

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

10. What is the #1 preference prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog?
(a) Looks.
(b) Worth.
(c) Sex.
(d) Personality.

11. Why does McConnell advise against purchasing a dog from a puppy mill?
(a) Because the dogs are not purebreds.
(b) Because it can be expensive.
(c) Because it is not as convenient.
(d) Because the dogs are abused.

12. Who is usually confident in his position in the social hierarchy?
(a) The beta dog.
(b) The alpha dog.
(c) The delta dog.
(d) The omega dog.

13. What is one claim owners make about their dog's personality that is erroneous, according to McConnell?
(a) "But he can't be trained!"
(b) "But he acts different in new environments!"
(c) "But he doesn't like treats!"
(d) "But he never acts this way at home!"

14. What is a primate way of socializing?
(a) Talking.
(b) Grooming.
(c) Kissing.
(d) Hugging.

15. What is the cause of many behavior problems, according to McConnell?
(a) Fear.
(b) Hunger.
(c) Aggression.
(d) Boredom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does McConnell advocate for a dog to be in the right environment for its breed?

2. As an applied animal behaviorist, what is McConnell's least favorite responsibility?

3. Why is it important to ask a breeder about a dog's lineage?

4. According to McConnell, how are dogs like humans when it comes to social hierarchy?

5. What does McConnell NOT consider a betrayal?

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