In case you missed it, here’s a summary of last week, in which Willie had emergency surgery after collapsing on Tuesday. See More. I work hard at training my young dogs, a herding breed, so that they are good canine citizens and neighbors. Which would you choose? Trisha, if you see this, I’m curious what you would suggest for a shy/timid dog who takes time to warm up to new dogs. — Jack does not appreciate being bounced on by young adult dogs, thank you very much). (I promised my staff I’d mention that it’s on sale again. Though chock-full of stories about Will, Dr. McConnell’s troubled border collie puppy, and sprinkled with tales of other traumatized and terrified dogs she has helped over the years, The Education of Will is primarily Dr. McConnell’s story. When we had finally made enough progress with Habi to take her on leashed trails, off-leash dogs were our nemesis. The education of Will is certainly a favorite. This is the best dog book and non-dog book that I have read in a long time. I don’t think the idea was widely shared enough for many people to know what it meant though, and it’s not much help with off leash, out of control loose dogs. Patricia is known the world over for her clear and engaging. Seminars Stupid owners and irresponsible owners have a lot to answer for! I am in dog classes (on my 3rd round working on this). Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory. Be specific. Mine is left over from my life with horses and it is great for dogs. In my experience, it depends on the dog. (Page 2) What’s That? She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars. I used the treat trick with no luck, perhaps because they were still in treat bag but I’ve changed that so they are loose in my pocket. Find Patricia Mcconnell's phone number, address, and email on Spokeo, the leading people search directory for contact information and public records. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Patricia Mcconnell in Maryland (MD). We are so grateful for the care he has received from such great veterinarians and medical teams. A few thoughts here: Reading through these comments emphasizes to me how many people have “reactive dogs”, how varied that category actually is, and how varied are the responses to a dog running up to your own. Dr. McConnell is not able to answer questions about individual behavior problems, and is no longer seeing clients. John Mcconnell in Illinois. Caveat: You have to practice this. My friends and neighbors are happy to help with this once I explain why I’m doing it. The dogs were not the problem- the loose humans running after their dogs were my biggest concern. Patricia has seen clients for serious … She enjoys reading every comment, and adds her own responses when she can. I do think we need to be benevolent to all out there, including people whose dogs aren’t under the control that they think they are. Unfortunately, the instant they opened the door neighbor’s reactive dog came charging out to confront mine. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Looking for a good book? Blog; Toggle navigation. 3 thoughts on “ Victoria Chats With Patricia McConnell ” Anne Copeland August 5, 2011 at 11:32 am. The best part that my big reactive boy did nothing. 1) When we are in the house and my dog starts squealing and racing between windows when he sees a dog outside, we play the engage-disengage game; we also do this when we are out walking and encounter other on-leash dogs.