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Only Dog Whisperers Can You Pass This Test. Can You?

Only true dog whisperers can pass this insane canine quiz. Do you think you've got the skills to ace this test? Take these 12 questions and discover if you're a true dog whisperer!
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How much money do Americans typically spend on their pet dogs per year?
$40,000
$40 million
40 billion

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What are the main differences in dog training methods?
The cost of implementation
How effective they are and the comfort of the handler doing them
How difficult each concept is for the dog to pick up

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In terms of classical conditioning training, which applies to both animals and humans, is the learning active or passive?
Active
Passive
A mix of both

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What does the reward and punishment system, introduced by Skinner typically rely on?
The age of the dog
The actions of the dog
The wishes of the trainer

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Which of these is an example of a negative reward?
Giving a treat for giving paw or similar
A tug on the collar to pull your pet in a different direction
A horse galloping faster to stop the pressure of spurs

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What's the best reinforcement for all dogs?
It differs for every dog
Snacks and treats
Toys or playtime

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What is a common marker that people use, especially after it was introduced by animal behaviorist Karen Pryor?
A bell ring
A high pitched whistle
A metal clicker

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When using a voice marker, what should you consider doing?
Using consistent tone
Using concise words
All of the above

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In the process of dog training, what is meant by "shaping?"
The dog's behavior is shaped to conform to the handler's standards.
The dog is lured into a crate or pen to elicit desired behavior.
As the dog learns a new skill, the standard for what earns a reward gets higher.

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What is the usual explanation for a dog's failure to learn something?
A breakdown in communication
The dog's unwillingness to cooperate
The dog's lack of intelligence

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What is a downside of using punishers in training?
They don't always elicit the desired behavior
They're often more associated with the handler than the dog
They're a bit cruel and demeaning

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Animals engage in _____ behavior to stake out their territory.
Marking
Pointing
Nesting

C+, Dog Training Dud

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Unfortunately like many Americans, you're not a dog whisperer just yet. Though you may have at true love and passion for dogs, you're not quite an expert on training methods and implementation just yet.

B+, Dog Training Delight

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Well done! It's clear that you know dog training tools way better than most. While you may not be an expert on all things dog just yet, your passion and willingness to learn will you carry you to dog training glory!

A+, Total Dog Whisperer

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true dog whisperer! Not only do you know the training tools and skills necessary to train a pooch, but you're compassion and love of dogs make you a true savant.
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1
How much money do Americans typically spend on their pet dogs per year?
$40,000
$40 million
40 billion
2
What are the main differences in dog training methods?
The cost of implementation
How effective they are and the comfort of the handler doing them
How difficult each concept is for the dog to pick up
3
In terms of classical conditioning training, which applies to both animals and humans, is the learning active or passive?
Active
Passive
A mix of both
4
What does the reward and punishment system, introduced by Skinner typically rely on?
The age of the dog
The actions of the dog
The wishes of the trainer
5
Which of these is an example of a negative reward?
Giving a treat for giving paw or similar
A tug on the collar to pull your pet in a different direction
A horse galloping faster to stop the pressure of spurs
6
What's the best reinforcement for all dogs?
It differs for every dog
Snacks and treats
Toys or playtime
7
What is a common marker that people use, especially after it was introduced by animal behaviorist Karen Pryor?
A bell ring
A high pitched whistle
A metal clicker
8
When using a voice marker, what should you consider doing?
Using consistent tone
Using concise words
All of the above
9
In the process of dog training, what is meant by "shaping?"
The dog's behavior is shaped to conform to the handler's standards.
The dog is lured into a crate or pen to elicit desired behavior.
As the dog learns a new skill, the standard for what earns a reward gets higher.
10
What is the usual explanation for a dog's failure to learn something?
A breakdown in communication
The dog's unwillingness to cooperate
The dog's lack of intelligence
11
What is a downside of using punishers in training?
They don't always elicit the desired behavior
They're often more associated with the handler than the dog
They're a bit cruel and demeaning
12
Animals engage in _____ behavior to stake out their territory.
Marking
Pointing
Nesting

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