Quiz: Can You Pass a True Dog Lover's Quiz?
Can You Pass a True Dog Lover's Quiz?
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

Prove you're a real canine companion by acing this quiz!

Dogs have been man's best friends for thousands of years, and experts widely agree they are the first domesticated animals. We humans have bred Fido and his pals to enhance traits that we consider necessary, desirable and/or cute. Still, even after all these years, it's not always easy to understand just why Rover does what he does. After all, he can't really talk... or can he?

Dogs wag their tails, ride in the car with their heads out the window and their ears flapping in the wind, walk in circles before lying down and roll in stinky stuff. But why do they do these things? If you are thinking happiness, joy and instinct, you're right, and you just might master this quiz. But, as a canine expert, you also understand that Spot's behavior may have more than one meaning. Still, if you're a real dog lover, you'll be able to decipher the messages in this quiz. From behaviors that are confusing and frustrating to behaviors that are adorable and endearing, Cujo and his compadres' antics make life interesting.

Let's get started and see if you can legitimately call yourself a canine whisperer.

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How do dogs regulate their own body temperature?
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You left Rover alone when you went to the store and returned to find he chewed up your favorite shoes. Why did he do this?
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What might your canine do to assert dominance over you?
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A dog who is in pain might do which of the following?
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Your puppy chews on absolutely everything! Why?
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Barking is one way dogs do what?
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True or False? Most experts agree that dogs feel empathy.
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Your dog ate a bee and got stung. What might she do?
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Which of the following might your dog do if she is stressed?
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What might you do to lessen your dog's separation anxiety?
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What might your dog do if he senses danger?
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Cujo really loves you. What might he do to demonstrate his amour?
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Your dog cowers when another dog approaches. What is she displaying.
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The better to hear you. What does your dog do to show you he's listening?
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What do many dogs do after a bath?
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Which of the following is typically a behavior most dog owners don't appreciate?
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Many tall dogs do what to snag your freshly-baked cake?
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What stereotypical object is nearly impossible for your dog to pass up?
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What do dogs do to greet each other?
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What might your dog do to show his emotions?
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What might your puppy do if he gets too excited?
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Which of the following treats does your dog instinctually love?
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What do many dogs do before lying down?
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Your dog is happy. What does she do with her tail?
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A dog with food aggression issues might do what?
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What instinctive behavior once helped dogs create dens?
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What do most dogs do to communicate?
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Your dog stands over another dog at the dog park. What is he expressing?
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Why do some dogs roll around in smelly stuff?
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A dog might do which of the following if he is afraid or in pain?
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Leash pulling might be a sign of what?
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Kicking up grass after doing his business is Rover's way of doing what?
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What innate drive makes your dog want to chase squirrels?
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Dogs may display what confusing behavior when playing?
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True or False: Dogs are sensitive to the Earth's magnetic field.
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