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 does McConnell NOT consider a betrayal?

2. According to McConnell, why is there aggression in a social hierarchy?

3. According to McConnell, what human behavior signals to a dog that the human is NOT in control?

4. Who are dogs' ancestors?

5. According to McConnell, how are dogs like humans when it comes to social hierarchy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does McConnell state that prospective owners should not be impressed by show dog-type breeds?

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

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

6. What advice does McConnell give to a person grieving over the loss of a pet?

7. What are the differences between the way humans and dogs show affection, and why is it significant?

8. What is the difference between breed and personality?

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

10. Why do behavior problems arise when dogs are always given what they want?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 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 3

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?

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