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. According to McConnell, an owner's body should be trained like what?

2. When teaching a dog how to play fetch, what does McConnell recommend doing in lieu of prying a ball from a dog's mouth?

3. Why do wolf and canine packs use "hip slams" and "shoulder slams"?

4. According to McConnell, which breed is considered to have a relatively poor sense of smell?

5. Studies prove that who can tell that a shirt has been worn by a man or woman?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. According to McConnell, what sense perception do humans believe dogs respond to that is incorrect and why is it significant?

4. Why does McConnell advise against play fighting or wrestling with a dog?

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

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

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

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

9. What is the command McConnell teaches that mimics pack behavior, and how is it executed?

10. What do the steps in teaching a dog how to come illustrate about training dogs?

Essay Topics

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

Using McConnell's observations from the book, compare and contrast wolves and dogs. How does each behave in packs? What do they share in terms of ancestry? How are they different?

Essay Topic 3

Choose three dogs from the book and discuss them as characters. What are their physical and psychological attributes? What purpose do their stories serve for McConnell's argument?

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