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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, how do dogs feel about humans petting them?
2. McConnell suggests sniffing different parts of the house, plants, books, bedsheets, in order to determine what?
3. What is habituation?
4. Whose nostrils can move independently from their face?
5. McConnell concluded that animal handlers use slow, continuous notes for what purpose?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the difference between how we use our sense of smell versus how dogs use their sense of smell?
2. Why does McConnell recommend that a dog owner wear a hat around the house, and what is her larger point?
3. What is Motherese and why is it significant?
4. What point does McConnell make in relating her experience with the aggressive mastiff?
5. What are commissures, and why are they important?
6. Why is it counter-intuitive to yell a command to a barking dog?
7. What do the steps in teaching a dog how to come illustrate about training dogs?
8. What is the command McConnell teaches that mimics pack behavior, and how is it executed?
9. Why does McConnell advise against play fighting or wrestling with a dog?
10. According to McConnell, what physical behaviors should people pay the most attention to in a dog and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Discuss the similarities and differences between primates and humans in terms of evolutionary behavior and social interaction.
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