Dr. Patricia McConnell Author Visit & Book Signing at the Fin 'n' Feather Restaurant

The Winneconne Public Library & Lynsie Bernier's Ideal DOG, LLC are very pleased to present a very special evening with Dr. Patricia McConnell!

Patricia McConnell is a much-celebrated and respected dog behaviorist and author, who has co-hosted a radio show, "Calling All Pets," on Wisconsin Public Radio, served as an adjunct Professor of Zoology at UW-Madison, and has a keen interest in sheepherding & herding dogs.

Dr. Patricia McConnell will be at the Fin 'n' Feather (22 W. Main St., Winneconne) to talk about her latest book, "The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog," as well as sign copies of her book.

Copies of her book will be available for purchase and all can enjoy delicious refreshments, courtesy of Ideal DOG, LLC!

It is truly an honor for us to host this visit - Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

About the Book - from Patricia McConnell's Website:

For decades, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia B. McConnell grappled privately with intense fear, anxiety, and guilt. In this soul-searching memoir, she recounts for the first time the compelling story of her past and how a dog named Will helped her recover from a history of trauma and shame.

Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for Will, a young border collie whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core and trigger memories of three harrowing traumas and a shameful secret. In order to save her dog from his problem behaviors, Patricia must first address her own long-buried emotional pain. As she does, she learns that willpower alone is not enough to heal.

Written with “a gentle, comforting grace,” (as said by one reviewer), interweaving her work with troubled dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, The Education of Will recounts Patricia’s fight to reclaim her life—and relieve Will’s fears in the process. Their journey reminds us that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing is possible—for both people and dogs

For decades, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia B. McConnell grappled privately with intense fear, anxiety, and guilt. In this soul-searching memoir, she recounts for the first time the compelling story of her past and how a dog named Will helped her recover from a history of trauma and shame.

Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for Will, a young border collie whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core and trigger memories of three harrowing traumas and a shameful secret. In order to save her dog from his problem behaviors, Patricia must first address her own long-buried emotional pain. As she does, she learns that willpower alone is not enough to heal.

Written with “a gentle, comforting grace,” (as said by one reviewer), interweaving her work with troubled dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, The Education of Will recounts Patricia’s fight to reclaim her life—and relieve Will’s fears in the process. Their journey reminds us that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing is possible—for both people and do

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm