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

Lake Geneva, WI
Sponsored by the Lake Geneva Public Library, Barrett Memorial Library, Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic, & the Geneva Inn.
The talk is not at the Lake Geneva Public Library, but at The Riviera Ballroom
812 Wrigley Drive
6:30 PM
Contact: Lake Geneva Public Library, 262-249-5299
Click Here to view the brochure.
Essington, PA
Penn Vet Working Dog Conference
Clarion Hotel
76 Industrial Highway
6:00 PM Keynote Address, "Creating and Maintaining Resilience in Working Dogs"
Click Here for more information and to register.
Oshkosh, WI
Lakefly Writers Conference
Stay tuned for details!
Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Valley Book Festival
L E Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
3:15 PM
Click Here to access the Chippewa Valley Book Festival website

Ongoing Events

Interview with Colleen Pelar, CPDT-KA, CDBC. February 20, 2018
Episode of the show "Helping Families Love Living With Dogs"
Patricia and Colleen discuss "Fear and Trauma-How Dogs Experience It and How Owners can help their dogs deal with it".
Click Here for the Podcast.
Interview with Colleen Pelar, CPDT-KA, CDBC. December 7, 2017
Segment of the show "Unleashed (at work & home)"
Patricia and Colleen discuss "How Emotions Affect our Communication and Relationshionships".
Click Here for the Podcast.
Animal Behavior Society CAAB Chat: Rants & Raves 2017
Click Here to purchase the recording for a small fee. December 4, 2017
Fenzi Dog Sports Podcast (FDSP). "Dog Behavior and Training" Episode with Patricia McConnell. 
Click Here for the Transcription and Podcast. November 10, 2017
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

Past Events

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March 29th, Lake Geneva, WI

Come hear Patricia talk about her memoir, subtitled Healing a Dog, Facing My Fears, Reclaiming My Life, in which her beloved dog Willie first set her back but utimately helped her heal from traumas of her past.

April 20th, Essington, PA

Patricia will give the Keynote address: "Creating and Maintaining Resilience in Working Dogs" for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.


Click here for Patricia's other talks, including a talk at the Lakefly Writers Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.