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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia B. McConnell Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781400173006
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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 Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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

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

Patricia McConnell, PhD, is an internationally known zoologist and certified applied animal behaviorist who has treated serious behavior problems in dogs for over twenty-five years. She speaks around the world about canine behavior and training and is the author of fourteen books, including the critically acclaimed The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do around Dogs.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer is an award-winning narrator, actress, and singer with a degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.