ARE YOU A GOOD CANINE AMBASSADOR?. Part of the PAWS IV curriculum. START. For this version of the game, you must keep your own score, so make sure you have a pencil and paper handy or use your computer’s “calculator”. Sell the puppy. Abandon the puppy. Return the puppy to the breeder.
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Part of the PAWS IV curriculum
For this version of the game, you must keep your own score, so make sure you have a pencil and paper handy or use your computer’s “calculator”.
Abandon the puppy.
Return the puppy to the breeder.A person buys a puppy but realizes it is to much work. What should they do?
Wait and see the severity of the dysplasia and evaluate the dog’s quality of life.
Breed the dog.
Euthanize the dog (“put it to sleep”).Your female dog has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. What should you do?
Ask your Uncle if you can train the dog in 4-H.
Tell your cousin and uncle how terrible they treat their dog.
Your uncle has a dog that is tied outside with food, water and shelter. However, the dog never receives any attention. What can you do to help the dog?
Muddy paws which get all over your floors and rugs
It has been a hot, humid,and wet summer.Your dog spends its days outdoors in your wooded yard. What is the greatest health danger to your dog?
Call animal control and have the dog taken away.
Sneak some food and water to the dog when your neighbor is away.You notice that a neighbor is starving their dog. What action do you take?
Your dog has eaten this food for a long time and probably wants to try something new.
Due to your dogs age she may have a sore mouth or gums and needs a soft food now.
The neighbor’s dog told yours that the dog food she was eating was really lame.Your dog is ten years old and you notice that she is not eating her favorite dog food, “Crunchy Bits”. What could the problem be?
The child is to blame and the parents should check with the dog owners about rabies vaccination, and have closer supervision of their child.
The child is to blame and the owners should have “Beware of Dog” signs displayed in their yard.
A neighborhood dog bites a child, but the dog was tied up in it’s yard and the child wandered over to the yard of the dog. The child decided they would pet the dog and the dog bit the child. Who is at fault and what should be done?
Take the dog to the vet and
Find out your options.
Have the dog euthanized
(“put to sleep”).A truck hit your friend’s dog and smashed it’s leg. Your friend should...
Your dog is suffering from mites and can be treated with an over the counter medicine.
Your dog doesn’t like the music you play and is trying to tune it out.
Your dog has water logged ears from the bath you have him last night.You have a new dog and it keeps scratching at its ears and shaking its head. What do you think is wrong with your dog?
Walk over to the child and
tell him or her that what they
are doing is not right.
Join the child in teasing and terrorizing the puppies.You are in a pet store and see a five year old boy grabbing their tails and scaring the puppies. You...
Leave the mess where it
is, rub the dogs nose in it
and scold the dog.
Leave the mess and call
the vet immediately, and
find out what you should do.
You come home from work and see that your chocolate cake you made last night is missing. You find the empty cake plate next to your dog. Your dog looks very sick. What do you do?
and spend it comforting the dog even after the storm.
Call your neighbor and ask
them to come and help you
with the dog.
Call work and let them know
you have been delayed because
of the dog.
During a thunderstorm your neighbor’s dog escapes and hides under your car.You call its name several times, but the dog is so scared that it will not come out from under the car. Your next action is...
Go into the house and call animal control and tell them about the dog.
Call the dog and invite it
into your house.
Run back into your house and wait to go back outside until the dog goes away.
You see a dog walking in the middle of the street. You have never seen this dog and the dog is not with their owner,has no leash or collar. What should you do?
A Black Labrador- a large playful very energetic dog.
A Cocker Spaniel- a small to medium dog whose shedding is limited and is good around children.
You are choosing a puppy and you live in town with a small fenced in yard. You also have several young siblings. Which breed of dog do think would be best for your family.
You do the same, and don’t bother to clean up after your dog, you figure if an adult can do it you can too.
You wait until the stranger and dog are out of site and you pick up the dog’s mess.You are walking your dog when you notice an adult dog owner walking their dog and not cleaning up its mess. You…
Spray the dogs with
a water hose.
Throw food between them.Your dog gets into a fight with another dog. What do you do?
Forget about the dog you
wanted a new puppy
Calmly search the neighborhood and ask the neighbors
if they have seen your dog.Your dog runs away. What should you do?
Put your dog in its crate or
Put the dog on a leash so
it is under control and continue
to invite the child over to combat their fear.Your neighbor is visiting and their young child is scared of your dog, what should you do?
A detailed description of your dog, its name and a phone number where you can be reached.
Your dogs favorite treat,
birthday, and of course their zodiac sign!Since you have lost your dog, what information do you give the SPCA or Animal shelter that will assist them in helping you locate your dog?
Yell at the dog to get down & apologize to the stranger.
Say to the stranger, “Isn’t he just the cutest dog in the whole word”, and wait for the dog to decide to get down.Your very friendly dog jumps on a stranger, you should ….
Good thinking. That is not the best answer, but it is a good 2nd choice.
Go back &
Go back &
Add up your score now
And click below to see how you did
150 –200 pts
75 – 145 pts
0 – 75 pts
150 –200 pts
75 – 145 pts
0 – 75 pts
SUPER DOG!!You are a Super Dog! You have the basic knowledge to take good care of a dog. You are ready to take your love for canines to the next level. If you haven’t already, you should begin training your dog. The next step is explore the career possibilities with canines.
MEDIOCRE MUTT!!Your knowledge of basic dog care and etiquette is just that mediocre (so so). Don’t worry; you are not a lost cause. Maybe volunteering at your local dog shelter or helping a friend or neighbor with their dog could help you brush up on your skills. Once you get some experience, you should be ready for the next level in owning and training a dog.
BOMBING BOW-WOW!!You may well be “barking” up the wrong tree when it comes to simple dog care and etiquette, let alone a career with a canine. Have no fear; there is never a lost cause. Maybe you should consider getting involved first as a volunteer to a dog club or your local SPCA. If I were you I would talk to as many experienced dog owners as possible and then and only then, you might be ready for the first step: responsible dog ownership, ambassadorship, and a possible canine career,
Youth and adult volunteers and staff from
Chemung County CCE and 4-H were
responsible for the development of this exercise. Graphics used in this presentation were obtained with permission and may not be copied without permission.
Thank You for your participation!!