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(Select one answer per question)

1. The primary socialization period in the puppy is between what ages?
(a)   Birth to 1 month
  1-2 months
  2-5 months
  5-8 months
(e)  8-11 months

2.  One major strategy for housetraining a puppy using a reward based approach is:
(a) Puppy selection
(b) Lots of play with other puppies
(c) Confinement with frequent access
(d) Puppy Pads with urine smell
(e) Newspaper

3.  If the puppy begs for food with kibble still in the bowl, the parent should:
(a) Give the dog a cookie
(b) Change brand of dog food
(c) Punish the dog by spanking
(d) Ignore the begging
(e) Get a different dog

4.  The first choice method for teaching the DOWN command is:
(a) Use a food lure to move the head down from a sitting position
(b) Step on the leash to pull the head down
(c) Slide the front feet out in front, while pushing down
(d) Stand over the dog and use your full body weight to make the dog lie down
(e) Jerk the collar if the pup does not lie down on command

5.  When beginning handling exercises at home, pick the one best time:
(a) When greeting after gone for a while
(b) When meeting a new person
(c) When in “Puppy Frenzy” play
(d) When the pup is excited about going for a walk
(e) When the pup is as calm as possible

6.  The one major goal of “Child Proofing” is:
(a) Teach the dog not to bite family children
(b) Tech the dog not to bite strangers
(c) Teach the dog to shake for greetings
(d) Teach the dog to handle child like handling without showing aggression

(e) a, b, and d.

7.  The goals of off leash early puppy social play time is:
(a) Prevent fearfulness toward new adult dogs throughout life
(b) Release as much energy as possible
(c) Learn how to properly meet new dogs of different breeds
(d) Learn to show confidence and submission to other dogs in play
(e) All of the above

8.  Basic House Rules for Good Manners; Circle all that are recommended.
(a)   No roughhousing with the dog (Promotes aggression) 
   On leash exercise is a minimum of around one city block per day (outside of back yard)
   Don’t give a command unless willing to go over and enforce compliance
   Dog back feet never allowed up on furniture or bed (unless specifically called up)
   Dog mouthing people is not acceptable (Say “OFF”+/- collar correction; then give chew)
    Jumping on people as a greeting is never OK (Sitting to greet is good manners)
   Barking at people on property is OK until QUIET command is given
   Dog Moves on command when laying in person’s path. (Subordinate = moves)
    No scraps or treats from the table, unless given in food bowl (Prevent begging)
    Food or possession guarding is never acceptable (Obtain advice on how to handle.)
   Don’t play tug of war unless the dog will give the toy, and people always win.

Answers: c, c, d, a, e, e, e, a-k 

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