All Upcoming Events


Patricia has given speeches and seminars around the world and is one of the most requested speakers in the country on canine and feline behavior and training. Here's what one participant had to say about a talk she attended: 

"Dr. McConnell has a wealth of knowledge, good humor and awesome slides and videos. The seminar was just excellent!" "Patricia has an ability to explain complex concepts simply, memorably and with humor. I'd come again in a minute!" 


Click on the dates below for more information about each talk.

Upcoming Events

September 21, 2017 - Waukesha, Wisconsin
Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha
701 Northview Road
6:30 to 8:00 PM
There is a $35 registration fee, all of which goes to support the shelter.
Click Here to register.
Richmond, Virginia
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Click Here to register.
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Civic Club
Click Here for more information.
Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
11:00 to 11:40 AM followed by a Q & A
Free to public.
Details coming soon on the Fox Valley Technical College website.
Tampa, Florida
2018 Conference of the Associaton of Writers and Writing Programs
Stay tuned for detailed information
Click Here to register.

Ongoing Events

CAAB Chat. Patricia's memoir, The Education of Will, brings up many issues related to the experience and treatment of trauma in both people and companion animals. This was the starting point for the discussion. Click Here to purchase a recorded replay. March 15, 2017

Patricia's interview with Diana Korte on "Book Talk", KNGU radio. Top authors are interviewed on Booktalk, a 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas, and often the story behind the story. March 6, 2017

Patricia's interview on Afternoon Live KATU Portland. Listen to Patricia's interview about her powerful memoir, The Education of Will. Patricia talks about how her journey to help her troubled Border Collie, Will, gave her the willpower to heal from her own past traumas. March 4, 2017

"The Dog Show" with Julie Forbes. Listen to Trisha talk about her new book. Download for free from iTunes anytime. February 22, 2017

Patricia on the Larry Meiller show. Listen to Patricia and Larry talk about The Education of Will and how animals have helped us to heal. Fitting for Valentine’s Day, and full of heartwarming comments from listeners about the role of the animals in their lives. February 14, 2017

Free ASPCApro Webinar - Fostering Resilience at Both Ends of the Leash September 15, 2016

Free ASPCApro Webinar - Multi-Dog Households: From First Date to After the Honeymoon (Recorded in January 2014)

Free ASPCApro Webinar - Canine Behavior & Acoustics (Recorded in September 2013)

Free ASPCApro Webinar - Helping Adopted Dogs Adjust to New Homes (Recorded in December 2012)

Past Events

2017 Events Click Here

2016 Events Click Here

2015 Events Click Here

2014 Events Click Here



Patricia will talk about her journey with her troubled dog Willie, during which she learned to change being a victim into being a survivor. Come to hear their story, and support all the good work done at HAWS.


Join Patricia for a talk on the ins and outs of the publishing world, from small booklets to best sellers.


Check here for Patricia's other talks, including a talk at The Association for Professional Dog Trainers Conference in Richmond, VA.