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Mini-Quiz: Why Dogs Love to Roll in Smelly Stuff

by Ron Kurtus (revised 6 May 2008)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why do wolves roll in smelly remains?

To mask their smell with something from a plant-eater

To attract wolves of the opposite sex

To claim it as theirs

2. Why might your dog roll in something smelly and then come over to you?

To irritate you and get you angry

To share information about something interesting it found

Dogs can't think, so there would be no reason for it

3. What happens to dogs that like to roll in smelly stuff when they get older?

They lose all their fur

They go to sleep in the filth

The behavior diminishes with age

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Behavior. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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