The Education of Will

The Education of Will Healing a Dog, Facing My Fears, Reclaiming My Life

Paperback (27 Feb 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Bestselling author and internationally renowned animal psychologist and dog trainer Patricia McConnell "gives a voice to those who can't speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere" (Temple Grandin) in this powerful and uplifting memoir about healing.

World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn't just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth.

Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for a young Border Collie named Will, whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core. In order to save Will from this dangerous behavior, she must find her own will to heal, and along the way learn that will power by itself is not enough.

Interweaving enlightening stories of her clients' dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, this is a "compassionate account of the reclamation of the author's life from abuse and shame. An uplifting story of hope about how both dogs and humans need a sense that they are not helpless victims (Kirkus Reviews).

Book information

ISBN: 9781501150173
Publisher: Atria Books
Imprint: Atria Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 636.70835
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 264g
Height: 212mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 20mm