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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to McConnell, do individual wolves leave their pack?

2. What example does McConnell provide that is an analogous to leaving a pack?

3. Besides giving a dog a command to wait at the door, what else does McConnell suggest an owner do?

4. Does McConnell believe that dogs can be moody?

5. Why is a treat more appreciated for a reward than a pet on the head according to McConnell?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the purpose and function of affection in the book. Compare and contrast the ways in which humans and dogs both perceive and express affection.

Essay Topic 2

Define and discuss paedomorphism.

1) Why are both humans and dogs paedomorphic?

2) Provide five example of paedomorphism in humans and 5 examples in dogs.

3) What is the relationship between paedomorphic behavior and mental and physical well-being?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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