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Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. is an
Adjunct Associate Professor, teaching
The Biology and Philosophy of Human-
Animal Relationships,” (Zoology/Wildlife
Ecology 335). The curriculum includes
topics related to evolution,
domestication, comparative cognition,
ethology, ecology, the physiology of
stress as well as historical and current
philosophical thought regarding our
duties toward animals. It is designed to
provide students with the information
and critical skills necessary to evaluate
current environmental, social and
personal issues related to human-animal
relationships from both biological and
philosophical perspectives.
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Patricia B. McConnell
McConnell is also a Certified Applied Animal
Behaviorist, whose primary work is the
evaluation and treatment of serious behavioral
problems in domestic dogs. Besides seeing
clients at her business in Black Earth
(Dog’s
Best Friend, Ltd.) she oversees science-
based dog training classes in four locations,
publishes books and videos on training and
treating behavior problems, and speaks
around the world on the applied ethology of
dogs and cats. She is the author of “The Other
End of the Leash,” which uses an evolutionary
perspective to understand (and improve!) our
behavior around dogs. To date it has been
published in seven other countries. McConnell
is the co-host of “
Calling All Pets,” from
Wisconsin Public Radio, and gives advice to
animal lovers in over 120 cities around the
country.

Selected Publications:London, Karen B. and
McConnell, Patricia B. 2003.
Way to Go! How
to Housetrain a Dog of Any Age. Dog’s Best
Friend, Ltd. Black Earth, Wisconsin.

McConnell, Patricia B. and London Karen. B.
2003.
Fiesty Fido: Help for the Leash
Aggressive Dog. Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd. Black
Earth, Wisconsin.

McConnell, Patricia B. 2002.
The Other End
of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do
Around Dogs. Ballantine, New York.

London, Karen B. and McConnell, Patricia B.
2001.
Feeling Outnumbered? How to
manage and enjoy your Multi-Dog
Household. Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd. Black
Earth, Wisconsin.

McConnell, Patricia B. 2000.
I’ll be Home
Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation
Anxiety. Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd. Black Earth,
Wisconsin.

McConnell, Patricia B. 1999.
The Fastidious
Feline. Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd. Black Earth,
Wisconsin.

McConnell, Patricia B. 1998.
The Cautious
Canine: How to help dogs conquer their
fears. Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd., Black Earth,
Wisconsin.

McConnell, Patricia B. 1996.
Beginning
Family Dog Training. Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd.,
Black Earth, Wisconsin.

McConnell, Patricia B. 1996.
How To Be The
Leader Of The Pack And Have Your Dog
Love You For It. Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd., Black
Earth, Wisconsin.

Scidmore, Brenda and McConnell, Patricia B.
1996.
Puppy Primer. Dog’s Best Friend, Ltd.,
Black Earth, Wisconsin.

McConnell, Patricia B. 1995. "Human/Animal
Relationships: Biological and Philosophical
Issues". In: Reshaping Curricula. Ed. by
Lunde, Joyce P.  Anker Publishing Co.,
Massachusetts.
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