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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 person cocks his or her head, what does it tell the dog?
(a) I am no threat to you.
(b) I am dominant over you.
(c) I am a threat to you.
(d) I am submissive toward you.

2. What are low pitched sounds used for?
(a) Disapproval, authority, positivity.
(b) Authority, encouragement, positivity.
(c) Authority, threat, disapproval.
(d) Positivity, authority, cheerfulness.

3. How can a person tell if a dog is threatening or submissive?
(a) A threatening dog will lunge, a submissive dog will not.
(b) A threatening dog barks, a submissive dog does not.
(c) A threatening dog leans forward, a submissive dog leans back.
(d) A threatening dog runs forward, a submissive dog runs back.

4. Why can play fighting become dangerous?
(a) Because dogs feel threatened.
(b) Because dogs won't stop.
(c) Because dogs use their mouths.
(d) Because dogs are stronger.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to McConnell, what does the episode with the dog who lunges at her illustrate the importance of for an owner and trainer?

3. For primates and dogs, what is looking away a method of?

4. How does McConnell respond to the dog when it lunges at her in front of an audience?

5. Why should a person "release the pressure" after she or he has initiated a block?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is a little known fact about our sense of smell, and what does it indicate about how humans live in the world?

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

5. What is the one difference between humans and primates that also presents a challenge when it comes to dog training?

6. According to McConnell, what physical behaviors do dogs not appreciate that humans do and why?

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

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

9. Why does McConnell suggest that paedomorphism accounts for human and dog bonding?

10. What myth do humans perpetuate about how dogs respond to them, and what does it signify?

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