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Patricia McConnell
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How conscious are dogs of their pheromones?
(a) Conscious except during sex.
(b) Not conscious except during sex.
(c) Conscious.
(d) Not conscious.

2. What is the first step a person should do in order to ingratiate her or himself with a dog?
(a) Throw treats from ten feet away.
(b) Talk to the dog from ten feet away.
(c) Give treats from your hand.
(d) Approach the dog.

3. According to McConnell, an owner's body should be trained like what?
(a) An athlete's.
(b) A mechanic's.
(c) A dog's.
(d) A psychologist's.

4. What are high pitched sounds NOT used for?
(a) Cheerfulness.
(b) Authority.
(c) Encouragement.
(d) Positivity.

5. What is "object play" associated with for humans?
(a) Our memory.
(b) Our speech ability.
(c) Our intelligence.
(d) Our primate heritage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will primates do with the objects around them?

2. According to McConnell, how can an owner effectively housebreak a dog?

3. What do adult humans and dogs both do that make them rare in the animal world?

4. What can a dog do if it gets fed up or angry with play fighting?

5. What are the corners of a dog's mouth called?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two mistakes did McConnell make with an aggressive mastiff, and why was it dangerous?

2. What advice does McConnell offer in terms of how humans monitor their speech?

3. What story does McConnell relate about a dog's memory for smell, and why is it significant?

4. What are commissures, and why are they important?

5. What point does McConnell make in relating her experience with the aggressive mastiff?

6. How do dogs interpret loud voices and what does it signify?

7. How does an owner temper a body block and why is it important?

8. How should an owner house train her or his dog?

9. What is the difference between how we use our sense of smell versus how dogs use their sense of smell?

10. What biological and anatomical differences are their between humans and dogs in terms of smell, and why is it significant for owners and trainers?

(see the answer keys)

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