The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Patricia McConnell
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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. What three behaviors do dogs consider highly rude?

2. How do male and female humans engage in play fighting?

3. What is one way humans can teach dogs to see them as familiar and not a stranger?

4. When a dog's corners of the mouth are forward, what is it a sign of?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does McConnell recommend that a dog owner wear a hat around the house, and what is her larger point?

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

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

5. What story does McConnell relate about a dog's memory for smell, and why is it significant?

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

7. What is the sensitive period in a dog's life, and why is it important?

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

9. What is object play and what is its relation to our primate heritage?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the similarities and differences between primates and humans in terms of evolutionary behavior and social interaction.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast human and canine sense perception.

1) How many sense receptors do humans have? How many do dogs?

2) What senses do humans use the most? What senses do dogs use the most?

Essay Topic 3

What makes a happy, comfortable home for both humans and dogs according to McConnell? How can humans provide a safe and happy home for their animals?

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