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. McConnell states that a theory of "___________" is the ideal way to deal with a dog.
(a) "Benevolent leadership."
(b) "Tough leadership."
(c) "Benevolent love."
(d) "Tough love."

2. What is an "alpha rollover"?
(a) It is when a submissive dog rolls on its back for a dominant dog.
(b) It is when a dominant dog forces a submissive dog onto its back.
(c) It is when an owner forces a dominant dog to submit on its back.
(d) It is when an owner forces a dog onto its back in a submissive position.

3. According to McConnell, where does the most aggression in a social hierarchy occur?
(a) Within all the groups.
(b) Within the beta group.
(c) Within the omega group.
(d) Within the alpha group.

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

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

6. Why is a treat more appreciated for a reward than a pet on the head according to McConnell?
(a) Because a pet on the head is normal.
(b) Because dogs like treats.
(c) Because consistency is key.
(d) Because a pet on the head is considered "rude."

7. According to McConnell, why is there aggression in a social hierarchy?
(a) Because all dogs are aggressive.
(b) Because the leader has to fight to remain dominant.
(c) Because there are dogs fighting for dominance.
(d) Because there is constant flux in every group.

8. Why will a submissive dog urinate before a more dominant dog?
(a) So that the dominant dog can overmark the submissive dog's urine.
(b) So that the submissive dog can assert its dominance over the dominant dog.
(c) So that the dominant dog can permit the submissive dog to approach.
(d) So that the submissive dog can mark its territory for the dominant dog.

9. What are two other ways to distract a dog from its unwanted behavior, according to McConnell?
(a) Give it affection and take it on a walk.
(b) Give it food and take it on a walk.
(c) Give it affection and give it another command.
(d) Give it food and give it another command.

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

11. According to McConnell, what is NOT a reliable indicator of personality?
(a) The father's.
(b) The mother's.
(c) The breed.
(d) The dog's.

12. Why is constant contact with humans and other dogs important for dogs?
(a) So that contact with humans and other dogs becomes a normal, healthy occurrence.
(b) So that contact with humans and other dogs becomes a pleasing, satisfying occurence.
(c) So that contact with humans and other dogs becomes a safe, necessary occurrence.
(d) So that contct with humans and other dogs becomes an intimidating, significant occurence.

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

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

15. Who are the omegas in a social hierarchy?
(a) They are status seekers who wish to improve their position.
(b) They are the followers who were once leaders.
(c) They are followers who are content with their position.
(d) They are the leaders who wish to give up their position.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are show dogs typically bred for?

2. What do many owners call deviance from normal behavior that is inaccurate, according to McConnell?

3. What is one claim owners make about their dog's personality that is erroneous, according to McConnell?

4. At the vet's, how should an owner pet her or his dog to calm it down?

5. Does McConnell believe that dogs can be moody?

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