The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Patricia McConnell
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a primate way of socializing?

2. According to McConnell, where do dogs not necessarily like to be petted?

3. What kind of breed needs a lot of activity, according to McConnell?

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

5. In a dog-to-dog relationship, what is NOT a sign of submissiveness?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how a prospective owner should choose a dog.

1) Where should prospective owners look?

2) What qualities should a prospective owner look for in a dog?

3) What considerations should a prospective owner make before adopting or buying a dog?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss dog training in the book by choosing five commands and illustrating step-by-step how to dog to learn them. Then, discuss the overall approach from a critical standpoint. What does dog training reveal about the way humans learn? Are they comparable?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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