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

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

3. What is the command McConnell suggests to give a dog so that it will wait at the door?
(a) Enough.
(b) Stay.
(c) Down.
(d) Mind.

4. Why is it important to ask a breeder about a dog's lineage?
(a) To get as much information about its personality.
(b) To get as much information about its physical traits.
(c) To get as much information about its monetary worth.
(d) To get as much information about its ability to show.

5. As an applied animal behaviorist, what is McConnell's least favorite responsibility?
(a) Training an aggressive dog.
(b) Putting a dog to sleep.
(c) Rehoming a dog.
(d) Setting up an adoption.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to McConnell, what should an owner NOT assume about petting her or his dog?

2. Why is constant contact with humans and other dogs important for dogs?

3. What does McConnell advise about an alpha rollover?

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

5. What are two other ways to distract a dog from its unwanted behavior, according to McConnell?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is a bored dog a dangerous dog?

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

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

4. What have studies found about an owner grieving over a pet, and why is it significant?

5. How do primates socialize that not all dogs may appreciate?

6. Why does McConnell state that prospective owners should not be impressed by show dog-type breeds?

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

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

9. What are the two top factors prospective owners make in choosing a dog, and why are they erroneous?

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

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