Excerpts

Read excerpts and first chapters from Patricia’s Memoir book.

I WILL, I WILL, I WILL, WILLIE.

I felt sick to my stomach. How could I even think about not keeping Willie? The dog who moaned when he pressed his head against my neck; whose happy face could only be described as radiant. When Willie was good,…
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GIVE US A VOICE

I walked into a conference room with fifteen men sitting around a table. I sat down, and the director said his name and asked others to introduce themselves. That man to his left introduced himself, then turned to the next…
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BARN SWALLOWS

Every summer, barn swallows chitter just a few feet away from my study, skimming the air currents, landing precariously on a rope we strung up on the porch for the attachment of holiday lights. When Willie and I go outside,…
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About the Author

Patricia B. McConnell, PhD, CAAB Emeritus is a Zoologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with pet owners for over twenty-five years about serious behavioral problems, specializing in canine aggression.

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Excerpts

Read excerpts and first chapters from Patricia’s Memoir book.

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Press & Media

The library contains print, audio and video elements from Patricia’s book tour, which began on February 20th 2017. Her memoir, The Education of Will was released on February 21st, 2017.

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Blog

Follow Patricia, and readers from all over the world, as we explore the behavior of dogs and our relationship with them.

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"The Education of Will delves deep into the minds of people and dogs, and into the effects of trauma, showing that healing is possible. McConnell gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere."

—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.

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