The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Test | Final 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. Besides chimps, who are our closest primate relatives?

2. What does McConnell believe about how the majority of prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog on?

3. As an applied animal behaviorist, what is McConnell's least favorite responsibility?

4. According to McConnell, whose personality should an owner gauge when considering adopting a dog?

5. Why should an owner give two pats on the dog's head after saying the command to curb unwanted behavior?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is rehoming and why is it sometimes necessary?

2. What do we know about how a dog grieves?

3. What are puppy mills?

4. Why should owners not expect a dog to behave in the same way no matter what the environment?

5. What advice does McConnell give to a person grieving over the loss of a pet?

6. What choice does McConnell say that an owner has in terms of leadership, and why is it significant?

7. What are the two top factors prospective owners make in choosing a dog, and why are they erroneous?

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

9. What have studies found about an owner grieving over a pet, and why is it significant?

10. Why does McConnell state that prospective owners should not be impressed by show dog-type breeds?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss qualities that make a good leader, according to McConnell. How do these leadership qualities pertain to effective dog training and hare they relevant to everyday life?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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