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, both humans and dogs are ______and_______.

2. According to McConnell, what do decades of research indicate about what almost all dogs respond to?

3. What will primates do with the objects around them?

4. When an owner yells at a dog to stop barking, what is she or he encouraging the dog to do?

5. What is "doggie play bow"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the differences between the way humans and dogs show affection, and why is it significant?

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

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

4. In what ways are dogs' personalities similar to humans, and why is it significant?

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

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

7. In what circumstances is a dog wrong for a home and what are the consequences?

8. According to McConnell, what are the repercussions of a dog who has had a sensitive period?

9. What biological and anatomical differences are their between humans and dogs in terms of smell, and why is it significant for owners and trainers?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

McConnell discusses Motherese in the book to illustrate several ways humans and dogs communicate. What is Motherese and how does it influence human and dog communication?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Territory is a significant part of animal life. Discuss five ways in which dogs and humans claim and defend territory.

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