"Delightful! Another valuable book from Patricia McConnell." --Ian Dunbar, Founder, Association of Pet Dog Trainers
"Family Friendly Dog Training is a hit! Each chapter provides humane, fun-filled easily implemented exercises for owners seeking a well-behaved family pet. It has become the primary textbook for all of our Family Dog Classes." --Linda Campbell, RVT, CPDT Director of Programs Humane Society of Missouri
"Practical knowledge, presented in a friendly, down to earth style. I heartily recommend it." --Trish King, author of Parenting Your Dog
We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback to Patricia's books here in Germany. Finally, someone knows how to write about behavior AND training in a very enlightening way. Trisha holds up a mirror to show us our behavior around dogs - and makes us laugh with the discoveries we make about ourselves. One of the reasons for her success is that she never comes across as lecturing with a wagging finger. She likes humans as much as she loves dogs which is expressed clearly in her writing." ---Gisela Rau, Kynos Publishing
"The Puppy Primer and Family Friendly Dog Training books are great! They are informative and enjoyable reads, and we recommend them during all new puppy and new dog visits." --Vicki, Vet Tech, Spring Green Animal Hospital, Spring Green, WI
About the Author
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for over twenty years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Her nationally syndicated radio show, Calling All Pets, played in over 110 cities for fourteen years. She is the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine ( the New Yorker of Dog Magazines ) and a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Comparative Psychology. She is Adjunct Associate Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships. Dr. McConnell is a much sought after speaker and seminar presenter, speaking to training organizations, veterinary conferences, academic meetings and animal shelters around the world about dog and cat behavior, and on science-based and humane solutions to serious behavioral problems. She is the author of ten books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs, For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend and Tales of Two Species. Aimee Moore is the owner of Dog's Best Friend, Ltd in Madison, WI, offering over 250 classes each year. Her special interest is creating classes for the public that are fun, effective and family friendly. Aimee owns and trains several American Eskimo Dogs, including MACH2 Keanu HOF, in a variety of performance events.