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!"
Tour dates are finalized! Patricia can't wait to see you in one of the cities listed below. Unless specified, Patricia will be talking about her memoir. The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and a Dog. The "Will" in the title of Patricia's new memoir has two meanings. First, it refers to her Border Collie, Willie, who came as a "troubled, spark of a dog," who was loving and attentive, but also consumed by fear. However, the word "will" also refers to will power, which, as the book shows, is not enough to help a panicked dog, much less a dog owner overwhelmed with her own fears. Patricia will touch on her very personal story about how her beloved Willie first set her back, but eventually led to healing from the traumas in her own past that she had tried to "will" away for decades. Join Patricia as she details her personal journey with Willie to turn a life of fear into one of confidence and compassion.
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
ASPCApro Webinar - Multi-Dog Households: From First Date to After the Honeymoon (Recorded in January 2014)
ASPCApro Webinar - Canine Behavior & Acoustics (Recorded in September 2013)
ASPCApro Webinar - Helping Adopted Dogs Adjust to New Homes (Recorded in December 2012)
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