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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. Why is a treat more appreciated for a reward than a pet on the head according to McConnell?
(a) Because consistency is key.
(b) Because a pet on the head is normal.
(c) Because dogs like treats.
(d) Because a pet on the head is considered "rude."

2. What should an owner do if the dog persists in an unwanted behavior?
(a) Grab the dog by the collar and make 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 scruff of the neck and avoid eye contact.

3. What do dogs need that owners should provide in order to prevent behavior problems?
(a) Exercise.
(b) Sleep.
(c) Treats.
(d) Humans.

4. What kind of behavioral disorders will a dog develop if it is not properly trained during the "sensitive period"?
(a) A dog may snap and bark at strangers and not learn.
(b) A dog will not be housetrained or bond with other dogs.
(c) A dog will not learn or bond with other dogs.
(d) A dog will not be housetrained and may snap and bark at strangers.

5. 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 not like juvenile wolves and juvenile coyotes, who have more social structure.
(c) Because dogs are like juvenile wolves, who have less social structure.
(d) Because dogs are like adult foxes, who have less social structure.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to McConnell, do individual wolves leave their pack?

2. According to McConnell, what is NOT a reliable indicator of personality?

3. What is one example of a dog who cannot be cooped up in a city apartment?

4. Who are dogs' ancestors?

5. Besides giving a dog a command to wait at the door, what else does McConnell suggest an owner do?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a dog interpret being petted on the top of the head, and why is it significant?

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

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

4. According to McConnell, what are the repercussions of a dog who has had a sensitive period?

5. Why do behavior problems arise when dogs are always given what they want?

6. In what ways are dogs' personalities similar to humans, and why is it significant?

7. How do juvenile wolves differ from adults in terms of social hierarchies and how does it pertain to dogs?

8. How can a person gauge a puppy's personality before she or he adopts or buys one?

9. How should an owner teach a dog to wait patiently at the door?

10. What is an alpha rollover and why does McConnell advise against it?

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