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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. When a dog's corners of the mouth are forward, what is it a sign of?
(a) Indifference.
(b) Repose.
(c) Aggression.
(d) Excitement.

2. What does a person who wants to block have to do?
(a) Move at the same time as the dog by running towards the space the dog has entered.
(b) Ignore a dog's movement by turning your back on the dog and walking away.
(c) Move after the dog has moved and lunge after the dog with your arms.
(d) Anticipate a dog's movement and step in the space you do not want a dog to enter.

3. What physical behaviors in a dog are NOT important?
(a) Leaning forward and back.
(b) Breathing rate.
(c) Sitting and standing.
(d) Mouth and eyes.

4. What is a little known fact regarding humans sense of smell?
(a) That it is inferior to dogs.
(b) That it is superior to dogs.
(c) That it is very important.
(d) That it is unimportant.

5. If an owner wants to encourage movement in a dog, what should she or he do?
(a) Use short, repetitive notes.
(b) Use long, spare notes.
(c) Use both short and spare notes.
(d) Use both long, repetitive notes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What myth do humans perpetuate about dog's regard for them, according to McConnell?

2. How do you teach a dog to come?

3. What is "doggie play bow"?

4. What is the vomero-nasal organ on a dog?

5. According to McConnell, both humans and dogs are ______and_______.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does McConnell advise against taking a ball from a dog's mouth, and why is it important?

2. What steps should an owner take to curb unwanted behavior?

3. According to McConnell, what physical behaviors should people pay the most attention to in a dog and why?

4. What is the "guy-with-the-gold-chain" hypothesis and what does it signify?

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

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

7. Why does McConnell advise against play fighting or wrestling with a dog?

8. According to McConnell, what sense perception do humans believe dogs respond to that is incorrect and why is it significant?

9. How does a person spot submissiveness in a dog, and why is it important?

10. What does McConnell sometimes advocate for an owner to startle a dog?

(see the answer keys)

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