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 the command McConnell suggests to give a dog so that it will wait at the door?
(a) Down.
(b) Stay.
(c) Enough.
(d) Mind.

2. Why are humans hardwired to find babies adorable, according to McConnell?
(a) Because babies depend on parental nurturing to survive.
(b) Because rearing a baby is natural.
(c) Because parenting is rewarding.
(d) Because adults depend on parenting to reproduce.

3. According to McConnell, an owner should de-emphasize what as an ideal way to deal with a dog?
(a) Dominance.
(b) Submission.
(c) Treats.
(d) Commands.

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

5. As an applied animal behaviorist, what is McConnell's least favorite responsibility?
(a) Putting a dog to sleep.
(b) Setting up an adoption.
(c) Training an aggressive dog.
(d) Rehoming a dog.

6. What is the word an owner should give once the dog has waited at the door for a moment?
(a) Here.
(b) Come.
(c) Ok.
(d) Yes.

7. Why is the phenomenon McConnell discusses regarding death so poorly understood?
(a) Because there are no studies about it.
(b) Because humans can't be objective.
(c) Because pets may grieve in different ways.
(d) Because pets do not grieve.

8. At the vet's, how should an owner pet her or his dog to calm it down?
(a) Long and fast.
(b) Short and fast.
(c) Short and slow.
(d) Long and slow.

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

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

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

12. 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 mark its territory for the dominant dog.
(c) So that the dominant dog can permit the submissive dog to approach.
(d) So that the submissive dog can assert its dominance over the dominant dog.

13. According to McConnell, dog ______changes just like human _________.
(a) Personality; personality.
(b) Behavior; behavior.
(c) Needs; needs.
(d) Desire; desire.

14. What do dogs need that owners should provide in order to prevent behavior problems?
(a) Humans.
(b) Exercise.
(c) Treats.
(d) Sleep.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is constant contact with humans and other dogs important for dogs?

2. When should submission be given by a dog, according to McConnell?

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

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

5. According to McConnell, do individual wolves leave their pack?

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