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. According to McConnell, where does the most aggression in a social hierarchy occur?

2. Why will a submissive dog urinate before a more dominant dog?

3. What is one claim owners make about their dog's personality that is erroneous, according to McConnell?

4. Does McConnell believe that dogs can be moody?

5. Why does McConnell dislike her least favorite responsibility?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is an alpha rollover and why does McConnell advise against it?

2. What is the sensitive period in a dog's life, and why is it important?

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

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

5. How do primates socialize that not all dogs may appreciate?

6. How does McConnell's views on social hierarchy differ from other scientists, and how is it important?

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

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

9. Why is a working breed ill-suited to live in an apartment in a city, according to McConnell?

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

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the relationship between physical space and the body in the book. How important are physical movements in terms of training? How do dogs perceive physical space?

Essay Topic 3

McConnell's discussion of dogs provides insight into how humans and animals deal with conflict.

1) Provide five examples of conflict from the book and the resolution of each.

2) Discuss how people can learn from dog training to resolve conflict in everyday life.

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