For the Love of a Dog

Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend

Author:  Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

McConnell is a professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin, a certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, owner of a family dog training business that specializes in dog aggression, sheep farmer, and herding dog enthusiast.  She’s well-known and her work and writings are highly respected in dog training circles.  In For the Love of a Dog, she tackles the prickly subject of emotions in dogs with sound biology, but the science is blended with McConnell’s humour and heart-felt personal accounts of actual experiences with her own pooches and some client cases.  This book is a staple for anyone who loves dogs.