Counter Conditioning for Fear-Related Behavior
Watch as Patricia shows Sydney that good things happen
when people approach her.
Dog Bite Prevention Week (Month? Year?) April 2022
Is It OK to let your vet take your dog to “the back?” March 2022
I’m Little And Adorable. Don’t Make Me Bite You. September 2020
Cats, Dogs and Thunder September 2020
The Thunder from Up Over June 2020
Why Dogs are More Afraid of Men, Revisited February 2020
Take a Bow for Teaching a Play Bow September 2019
Aggression, Fear and Gut Health. . . Joined at the Hip? May 2019
Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself March 2019
First look at my memoir: The Eduction of Will October 2016
Animal Dreaming…? March 2016
Preventing Dog Bites May 2012
Juvenile-Onset Shyness & Juvenile-Onset Myopia September 2010
Unexplained Fears April 2010
Why Dogs are More Afraid of Men January 2010
Fear in Dogs and In-Utero Experience June 2009
Thunder Phobia in Dogs May 2009
You Can’t Reinforce Fear Part I, Part II May 2009
I’m Okay, You’re Okay: A gentle hand or tasty treat doesn’t reinforce fear, it reduces it
Action or Angst? Guilt is a lousy treatment plan for behavioral problems
Fear in Dogs: Where does it begin?
A Glass Half-full: All emotions may not be equal, but they are equally powerful
Here’s the good news: It’s fun to train your dog! Here’s the bad news: You have to learn how. More good news: It’s not hard to learn. . . and this is a great place to get started.
If you’re interested in canine cognition, communication, social systems & nutrition (plus a host of other topics!), look here to start seeing your dog in an entirely new light!
Here’s help for dogs of every description, from cautious canines to feisty fidos. Click below for videos, articles, books and DVDs that will help you help your dog.
Links to other great websites & information on becoming a professional trainer or behaviorist, questions for your veterinarian, and everything in between!
"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.