This has got to be one of the best sources for information on dog behavior. Well written and narrated, it held my interest nonstop. This contains countless explanations of dogs' actions in a scientific but easily understood manner. Though not a training manual, I found this a huge benefit to my ongoing dog obedience attempts. By providing insight and understanding at a level that I have not found elsewhere, it has been invaluable. I wish that I would have known half of this stuff two or three dogs ago. It would have saved me and them from so many avoidable situations.
I'm a big fan of Pat Miller's dog books ( Positive Perspectives 1 & 2 ) in which she often mentions Patricia McConnell . Now I know why. Top rate information in a very humanistic (or canine-istic) and positive manner. Highly recommended for dog owner or non-owner alike. I know that my dogs are thankful for this one. Woof woof.
In addition to Pat Miller's training books, I found "The Art Of Raising A Puppy" by The Monks of New Skete, extremely helpful.
My humble opinion.
This a very simple book to understand. It is geared towards romantic relationships. The knowledge was easily transferred to understand all my relationships.Most important to me was learning that there are three attachment models. The secure attachment group (50% of people) get along well with the other two groups. Anxious attachment group (25% of people) and Avoidance group (25% of people). The anxious and avoidance group appear to gravitate towards each other. For reasons that are explained in book This usually equals misery for both groups. The anxious group crave intimacy especially when feeling insecure. the avoidance group crave distance and will use deactivating tactics to achieve it. There polar opposite needs in relationships can be utterly frustrating. It is so easy to see the differences now that I have listened to the book!! It almost feels like common sense. Having this new knowledge is allowing me to just walk away from needless frustration. Thank you Amir Levine and Rachel S F Hellar for making this book.