Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB, has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on dog training and dog behavior, and as a knowledgeable and engaging author and speaker about both dog behavior and cat behavior.
Patricia McConnell co-host of Calling All Pets discusses her two new books A Tale of Two Species and Play Together Stay Together with Diane Rehm which aired on the Diane Rehm Show Wednesday December 17, 2008. Listen to the show on Diane Rehm’s show audio player
A collection of Patricia’s insightful essays originally published in Bark magazine. Addressing issues from genetics to communication, from training to temperament testing, Tales of Two Species is written for every dog lover who wants to expand their understanding of the behavior of people and dogs.
In Tales of Two Species, Patricia McConnell gives us a thoughtful and glowing picture of how the lives of dogs and people have become entwined. Some of the essays will make you laugh, others will bring a tear, but all will make you think more closely about your relationship with your dog.
Stanley Coren, author of The Modern Dog and Why Does My Dog Act That Way?
Play Together, Stay Together by Patricia McConnell
Using Play to Train Your Dog
Play is THE topic in training right now! Join professional trainers in a learning more about the joy, and importance, of play in a relationship between us and our dogs. Here’s a summary of the book: Play is fun, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just goofy or frivolous. Play is powerful stuff, and it has a profound influence on your relationship with your dog. This engagingly written booklet shows how play can improve your dog’s responsiveness, and provide your dog with the mental and physical exercise he or she needs. Inside is up-to-date research on how to tell your dog you want to play (most of us aren’t very good at it!), some charming tricks and games to wow your friends, and an important section on how not to play with your dog. If you’d like a happier, more responsive dog and a closer relationship with each other, than this booklet is for you.