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, much of a dog's behavior has to do with what is _______versus what is _______.
(a) Safe; dangerous.
(b) real; fake.
(c) Familiar; unfamiliar.
(d) Appealing; unappealing.

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

3. What three things should an owner do to prevent a dog from leaping onto her or his lap?
(a) Get up, avert eye contact, tell the dog "No."
(b) Body block, avert eye contact, tell the dog "No."
(c) Body block, make eye contact, tell the dog "Stop."
(d) Get up, make eye contact, tell the dog "Stop."

4. 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.

5. 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) Interrupting the bad behavior and redirecting it to a desired behavior.
(c) Interrupting the bad behavior and punishing the bad behavior.
(d) Yelling at the bad behavior and redirecting it to a desired behavior.

6. What does McConnell liken a death of a pet to?
(a) An opportunity to adopt.
(b) A death of a loved one.
(c) A time of renewal.
(d) A responsibility to bear.

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

8. Why is it important to ask a breeder about a dog's lineage?
(a) To get as much information about its ability to show.
(b) To get as much information about its personality.
(c) To get as much information about its monetary worth.
(d) To get as much information about its physical traits.

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

10. According to McConnell, whose personality should an owner gauge when considering adopting a dog?
(a) It doesn't matter.
(b) The owner's.
(c) The owner's and the dog's.
(d) The dog's.

11. What kind of breed needs a lot of activity, according to McConnell?
(a) A companion breed.
(b) A working breed.
(c) A sporting breed.
(d) A hunting breed.

12. Who are dogs' ancestors?
(a) Wolves.
(b) Wolverines.
(c) Foxes.
(d) Coyotes.

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

14. How many types of individuals are typically in a social hierarchy?
(a) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does McConnell advise against purchasing a dog from a puppy mill?

2. What does McConnell NOT consider a betrayal?

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

4. Does McConnell believe that generalizations about breeds are correct?

5. What is the cause of many behavior problems, according to McConnell?

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