Expert Handler Accolade Test

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Expert Handler Accolade Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose 4 signs of a happy, friendly dog that should be safe to approach (select all that apply).
    • A. 

      Tap dancing with paws

    • B. 

      Relaxed ears

    • C. 

      Jumping up and lunging

    • D. 

      Tail wagging at half mast or figure eight

    • E. 

      Panting

    • F. 

      Tail between legs

    • G. 

      Wide eyes

    • H. 

      Relaxed or squinted eyes

  • 2. 
    Choose 6 obvious warning signs of a fearful dog (select all that apply). 
    • A. 

      Jumping up and lunging

    • B. 

      Showing teeth

    • C. 

      Barking

    • D. 

      Refusing to move or approach

    • E. 

      Growling

    • F. 

      Purring

    • G. 

      Staring without blinking

    • H. 

      Ears Down

    • I. 

      Snapping

  • 3. 
    Rigid body posture is an obvious warning sign of a fearful dog.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Body out of alignment when approaching (not head on) is a sign of a happy, friendly dog.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Choose 6 subtle warning signs of a fearful dog (select all that apply).
    • A. 

      Barking

    • B. 

      Showing Teeth

    • C. 

      Tail Between Legs

    • D. 

      Rigid Body Posture

    • E. 

      Shaking

    • F. 

      Excessive Licking

    • G. 

      Ears Down

    • H. 

      Tail Wagging at Half Mast or Figure 8

    • I. 

      Wide Eyes

    • J. 

      Curled Upper Lip

    • K. 

      Avoiding Eye Contact

  • 6. 
    Choose 4 subtle warning signs of a fearful cat (select all that apply).
    • A. 

      Purring

    • B. 

      Hissing

    • C. 

      Avoiding Hands or Trying to Escape

    • D. 

      Drooling

    • E. 

      "Yowling"

    • F. 

      Ears Pinned Down

    • G. 

      Panting

  • 7. 
    Choose 4 obvious warning signs of a fearful cat (select all that apply).
    • A. 

      Hissing

    • B. 

      Ears Pinned Down

    • C. 

      Panting

    • D. 

      Drooling

    • E. 

      Wide Eyes with Fully Dilated Pupils

    • F. 

      Hiding Underneath Towel

    • G. 

      Swiping with Front Paws

  • 8. 
    While in the middle of holding a dog for a blood draw, what is the one thing you should never do?
    • A. 

      Communicate with the person who's drawing blood

    • B. 

      Let go of the dog's head or leg without warning

    • C. 

      Be prepared to adjust restraint if the animal is wiggling or moving around

  • 9. 
    When restraining a dog for a cephalic blood draw, what can you do to stabilize the dog's body and limit mobility?
    • A. 

      Tell him/her to not move while we draw blood

    • B. 

      Put a muzzle on the dog

    • C. 

      Pull the dog towards your body, with one arm around the head and one arm around the dog's body

  • 10. 
    If not using a tourniquet to hold off a vein for a cephalic blood draw, where should your thumb be located?
    • A. 

      Patting the dog on it's back

    • B. 

      In the dog's elbow, holding off the vein

    • C. 

      Halfway down the dog's front leg, holding off the vein

  • 11. 
    Hands/face should never be near the dog's mouth during a blood draw because the dog could react from a poke and instinctively bite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Select three benefits of using a towel while handling a fractious pet (select all that apply).
    • A. 

      It protects your entire body from getting scratched

    • B. 

      It creates an extra barrier between you and the pet

    • C. 

      It limits mobility of the dogs head when used as a "neck wrap"

    • D. 

      It immobilizes the dog's primary mode of defense, it's mouth

    • E. 

      It provides a place to "hide"

  • 13. 
    What are some solutions to help reduce stress on a pet that may be too fractious and/or anxious to handle at the moment (select all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Take the dog for a quick walk outside

    • B. 

      Tell the client to leave and come back at the end of the clinic

    • C. 

      Take the cat directly to the bathroom

    • D. 

      Prep the dog with a muzzle away from the clinic area

    • E. 

      Take the dog to a loud area and apply a muzzle

    • F. 

      Suggest leaving the dog or cat in the car until it's time to see the vet (if safe to do so)

    • G. 

      Let the cat rest in it's carrier in a quiet place for a few minutes

  • 14. 
    When restraining for a  medial saphenous blood draw, we position our forearm across the cat's [fill in the blank] after scruffing to gain complete control of the body. 
  • 15. 
    One of the primary expectation of expert handlers is the ability to to decide whether or not a pet can be safely [Blank], and the best/most appropriate ways to [Blank] them.
  • 16. 
    Using a [fill in the blank] removes a dog's primary mode of defense, it's mouth.
  • 17. 
    One of the primary expectations of expert handlers is to keep everyone [fill in the blank].
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