For the Love of a Dog by Patricia B. McConnell audiobook

For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend

By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
Read by Ellen Archer

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The critically acclaimed author of "The Other End of the Leash" offers fascinating insights into the canine mind—critical tools for a healthy relationship with a well-trained dog. In this remarkable book, renowned canine expert Patricia McConnell answers the questions of dog lovers everywhere. Do dogs have emotions like we do? More to the point, does my dog love me? Such questions have fueled bestsellers like Elizabeth Marshall Thomas' The Hidden Life of Dogs and Jeffery Moussaieff Masson's Dogs Never Lie About Love. Sharing riveting dog stories from her experiences, Dr. McConnell also offers accessible science that clues readers in to what's going on behind those puppy dog eyes. We learn the fascinating similarities and surprising dissimilarities in dogs' and humans' brains, and how current scientific studies have led McConnell to conclude without a doubt that dogs share a profound emotional life with us. The information found in this book will help readers have better-trained dogs, at the same time deepening their dog-human connections. For the Love of a Dog is a must-have for dog lovers everywhere. "Highly recommended..."—library Journal Starred Review

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Winner of the 2007 Audie Award for Best Narration of a Personal Development/Motivational Audiobook

The critically acclaimed author of "The Other End of the Leash" offers fascinating insights into the canine mind—critical tools for a healthy relationship with a well-trained dog. In this remarkable book, renowned canine expert Patricia McConnell answers the questions of dog lovers everywhere. Do dogs have emotions like we do? More to the point, does my dog love me? Such questions have fueled bestsellers like Elizabeth Marshall Thomas' The Hidden Life of Dogs and Jeffery Moussaieff Masson's Dogs Never Lie About Love. Sharing riveting dog stories from her experiences, Dr. McConnell also offers accessible science that clues readers in to what's going on behind those puppy dog eyes. We learn the fascinating similarities and surprising dissimilarities in dogs' and humans' brains, and how current scientific studies have led McConnell to conclude without a doubt that dogs share a profound emotional life with us. The information found in this book will help readers have better-trained dogs, at the same time deepening their dog-human connections. For the Love of a Dog is a must-have for dog lovers everywhere. "Highly recommended..."—library Journal Starred Review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A marvelous book that everybody who loves dogs should own.” Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author
Ellen Archer's fresh voice maintains a lively tempo while dropping its timbre for...projecting compassion when relating...a description of a dog's grief. AudioFile
“A fascinating, highly educational read.” Frans de Waal, New York Times bestselling author
“Ellen Archer’s fresh voice maintains a lively tempo while dropping its timbre for ironic asides and projecting compassion when relating tales of unsuccessful rehabilitation attempts or a description of a dog’s grief…Winner of an Audie Award.” AudioFile
“A compelling combination of stories, science, and practical advice…This is more than a simple dog-training book: much of what McConnell discusses concerns how dog owners can learn “the language” of dog by recognizing important signals and reading them correctly…[and] her discussion of the meaning of a dog’s ‘tongue flicks’ is alone worth the price of the book.” Publishers Weekly
“McConnell’s examination of cases from her veterinary practice, backed up by her scientific study of animal behavior, will help readers better understand their closest companions…[and] understand the emotions behind their actions, both good and bad.” Booklist
“Brilliant! For The Love of a Dog is a perfect balance of science and soul.” Dr. Marty Becker, resident veterinarian on ABC’s Good Morning America and author of Fitness Unleashed!
“Patricia McConnell skillfully blends cutting edge scientific data with examples from her personal experiences with dogs to produce a clear picture of the emotional life of dogs. In the process we learn more about how the mind of a dog works and how to better understand and interact with them. This is a ‘must read’ for all dog owners.” Stanley Coren, author of The Intelligence of Dogs

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia B. McConnell PhD

Author Bio: Patricia B. McConnell PhD

Patricia McConnell, PhD, CAAB, is an ethologist and certified applied animal behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for more than twenty-two 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 more than 110 cities for fourteen years, and her television show Petline played on Animal Planet for two and a half years. She was the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine and is adjunct professor in zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching “The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships.” She is a much sought-after lecturer and seminar presenter, speaking at 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 thirteen books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash, For the Love of a Dog, and Tales of Two Species. She lives with her Border Collies, Willie and Maggie, her rescued Cavalier Spaniel, Tootsie, and a very spoiled flock of sheep, and she suffers from separation anxiety when she leaves them.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 12.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English