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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many languages do the animal handlers McConnell researches use?
2. According to McConnell, humans are "living, breathing _____machine guns."
3. What ingrained behavior is considered affectionate for humans but rude for dogs and should be avoided?
4. According to McConnell, small _______impart big meaning for a dog.
5. What three behaviors do dogs consider highly rude?
Short Essay Questions
1. What point does McConnell make in relating her experience with the aggressive mastiff?
2. Why is it counter-intuitive to yell a command to a barking dog?
3. What is the one difference between humans and primates that also presents a challenge when it comes to dog training?
4. How do dogs interpret loud voices and what does it signify?
5. Why does McConnell recommend that a dog owner wear a hat around the house, and what is her larger point?
6. What is the "guy-with-the-gold-chain" hypothesis and what does it signify?
7. What biological and anatomical differences are their between humans and dogs in terms of smell, and why is it significant for owners and trainers?
8. How does an owner temper a body block and why is it important?
9. What is paedomorphism, and why is it significant?
10. What story does McConnell relate about a dog's memory for smell, and why is it significant?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the role of habituation in relation to dog training in the book.
1) Provide four examples of habituation in dogs.
2) Provide four methods to counteract habituation in dogs.
Essay Topic 2
Territory is a significant part of animal life. Discuss five ways in which dogs and humans claim and defend territory.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the purpose and function of affection in the book. Compare and contrast the ways in which humans and dogs both perceive and express affection.
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