Patricia McConnell Ph.D.,CAAB

Patricia McConnell, PhD, CAAB is an Ethologist who has consulted for over twenty years about serious behavioral problems in dogs. She taught "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships" in the Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for twenty five-years and speaks around the world about canine behavior and training. Dr. McConnell is the author of eleven books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash (translated into 14 languages), For the Love of a Dog, and Tales of Two Species. Her newest book, The Education of Will, is a memoir focusing on healing from trauma in both people and dogs. Patricia and her husband live with their working Border Collies Willie and Maggie, her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, and Tootsie, along with a very spoiled flock of sheep. For more information, go to or visit her blog,