Animal Book Club June 2020

"This inspirational memoir is, above all, a book about redemption.”—Cat Warren

Animal Book Club June 2020: The Education of Will


By Zazie Todd, PhD

This month, the Animal Book Club is reading The Education of Will: Healing a Dog, Facing My Fears, Reclaiming My Life, by Patricia B. McConnell. (This page contains affiliate links).

From the back cover:
“When a troubled and aggressive young border collie named Will enters Dr. Patricia McConnell’s life, she is confronted with a problem that she has never faced in her decades working as a world-renowned animal behaviourist. Her special connection with Will triggers memories of harrowing traumas in Patricia’s own life and unearths a secret she had long repressed. In order to save Will from his dangerous behaviour, Patricia must summon the courage to address her own buried emotional pain. On her journey to healing, with Will as her trusted companion, she transforms fear into compassion, confusion into insight, and isolation into empathy. 
Beautifully written  interweaving enlightening accounts of other dogs she has helped with tales of her deepening bond with Will, The Education of Will chronicles Patricia’s fight to reclaim her life – and relieve Will’s fears in the process. Hopeful and inspiring, their story reminds us that, while trauma from the past casts a long shadow, healing is possible – for both people and dogs.”

This book (plus all the previous choices, and more) are available in my Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/animalbookclub and all good bookstores near you.


To join the book club, ask to join on Facebook and be sure to answer both of the questions. Members are expected to read and comment on at least 7 of the 10 books each year. If you prefer more general chit chat about animal books without a commitment to read and comment each month, you may prefer the Animal Books Facebook group. You can find more information on the animal book club page.


Zazie Todd, PhD, is the best-selling author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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  1. I read very few books at this point in my crazy life, but I did buy this one because I read Patricia's blog, and IT IS WONDERFUL!

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