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The Education of Will - A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog-logo

The Education of Will - A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog

Patricia B. McConnell

In this powerful, soul-searching memoir, beautifully written in the vein of A Pack of Two and Wild, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell recounts for the first time the compelling story of her dark past, memories of which are triggered by a troubled dog named Will. World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior-gained from her work with aggressive and fearful dogs-with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn't just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth. Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for a young Border Collie named Will, whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core. In order to save Will from this dangerous behavior, she must find her own will to heal, and along the way learn that will power by itself is not enough. Interweaving enlightening stories of her clients' dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, Patricia recounts her fight to reclaim her life. Hopeful and inspiring, the redemptive message of her journey is that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing, for both people and dogs, is possible through hard work, compassion, and mutual devotion.

In this powerful, soul-searching memoir, beautifully written in the vein of A Pack of Two and Wild, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell recounts for the first time the compelling story of her dark past, memories of which are triggered by a troubled dog named Will. World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior-gained from her work with aggressive and fearful dogs-with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn't just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth. Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for a young Border Collie named Will, whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core. In order to save Will from this dangerous behavior, she must find her own will to heal, and along the way learn that will power by itself is not enough. Interweaving enlightening stories of her clients' dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, Patricia recounts her fight to reclaim her life. Hopeful and inspiring, the redemptive message of her journey is that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing, for both people and dogs, is possible through hard work, compassion, and mutual devotion.
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In this powerful, soul-searching memoir, beautifully written in the vein of A Pack of Two and Wild, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell recounts for the first time the compelling story of her dark past, memories of which are triggered by a troubled dog named Will. World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior-gained from her work with aggressive and fearful dogs-with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn't just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth. Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for a young Border Collie named Will, whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core. In order to save Will from this dangerous behavior, she must find her own will to heal, and along the way learn that will power by itself is not enough. Interweaving enlightening stories of her clients' dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, Patricia recounts her fight to reclaim her life. Hopeful and inspiring, the redemptive message of her journey is that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing, for both people and dogs, is possible through hard work, compassion, and mutual devotion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ellen Archer

Length:

7h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:10