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

2. Why does McConnell advocate for a dog to be in the right environment for its breed?

3. Does McConnell advocate choosing a dog for its physical traits?

4. According to McConnell, dog ______changes just like human _________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a dog interpret being petted on the top of the head, and why is it significant?

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

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

4. What is the difference between breed and personality?

5. What does McConnell sometimes advocate for an owner to startle a dog?

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

7. How do juvenile wolves differ from adults in terms of social hierarchies and how does it pertain to dogs?

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

9. What is the theory of benevolent leadership?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using McConnell's observations from the book, compare and contrast wolves and dogs. How does each behave in packs? What do they share in terms of ancestry? How are they different?

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

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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