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. What is the #1 preference prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog?

2. What is the word an owner should give once the dog has waited at the door for a moment?

3. What is a common example of a dog being wrong for a particular home?

4. What is one example of a dog who cannot be cooped up in a city apartment?

5. Why is constant contact with humans and other dogs important for dogs?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How can a person gauge a puppy's personality before she or he adopts or buys one?

5. How should an owner teach a dog to wait patiently at the door?

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

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

8. What are the types of individuals in social hierarchies, and which type has the most aggression?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how humans and dogs cope with death.

1) What are the similarities and difference between how humans and dogs grieve?

2) What resources are available for owners who have lost a pet or pets who have lost a companion?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Choose four breeds and discuss their attributes, including physical traits, temperament, country of origin, what each was bred for, and their ideal home.

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