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

2. According to McConnell, where do dogs not necessarily like to be petted?
(a) Top of the head.
(b) On the side.
(c) On the back.
(d) Under the chin.

3. According to McConnell, how are dogs like humans when it comes to social hierarchy?
(a) Because a dog stays in its own category.
(b) Because a dog always wants to be with other dogs in the same category.
(c) Because a dog can fit into multiple categories.
(d) Because a dog always wants to be in the highest category.

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

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

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

7. What does McConnell believe about how the majority of prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog on?
(a) She doesn't support certain breeds.
(b) She doesn't support it.
(c) She supports it.
(d) She supports certain breeds.

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

9. 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.

10. What do many owners call deviance from normal behavior that is inaccurate, according to McConnell?
(a) Breeding.
(b) Personality.
(c) Disobedience.
(d) Hunger.

11. Why is constant contact with humans and other dogs important for dogs?
(a) So that contact with humans and other dogs becomes a pleasing, satisfying occurence.
(b) So that contact with humans and other dogs becomes a normal, healthy occurrence.
(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.

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

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

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

15. According to studies McConnell cites, what are the similarities between grieving over a pet and grieving over a person?
(a) Studies show that grieving over a pet is more intense.
(b) Studies show that grieving of a pet is less intense.
(c) Studies show that the stages of grief are the same.
(d) Studies show that there are few similarities between them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the #2 preference prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog?

2. Who will spend an hour on grooming, according to McConnell?

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

4. What is the ideal way of correcting bad behavior, according to McConnell?

5. According to McConnell, do all dogs enjoy petting?

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