Tale of Two Species by Patricia McConnell


This is a wonderful collection of Patricia’s insightful essays originally published in Bark magazine. Addressing issues from genetics to communication, from dog 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.

How well do you and your dog know each other? This is a great way to gain insight into your pet and what your pet might think of you. You will enjoy this look at dog behavior – and your behavior – and how they impact the relationship between you and your dog. A must read!

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About the Author:
Dr. McConnell is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, (CAB) and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." Author of best-selling books and DVDs about dog training and behavior, she dispensed advice about behavior problems and animal behavioral research on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Calling All Pets" for fourteen years, which was heard in over 90 cities around the country. 

Dr. McConnell is also the behavior columnist for Bark magazine ( and writes for many other publications, including Pad's Chronicle of the Dog and Natural History. She has made numerous television appearances, including spots with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Martha Stewart and Wayne Brady.

Known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training – as well as for her engaging and effective dog training seminars. Dr. McConnell has seen canine clients for serious behavioral problems since 1988. She has two dogs, a cat and a very spoiled flock of sheep on a small farm in the coulees of Southwestern Wisconsin, not far from our Dawg-Tired headquarters.