Event Inquiries

Thank you for asking about hosting an event with Dr. McConnell! She loves talking to dog lovers and has recently refocused her speaking engagements to evening talks, most often to raise funds for animal shelters and humane societies. Not having won the lottery (yet), Patricia still needs to charge a speaking fee for her talks. Her evening talks have raised substantial amounts of money for shelters around the Midwest and are a win-win for all two- and four-legged creatures. Popular topics include:

  • The Cautious Canine
  • Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?
  • The Power of Pets!
  • Emotions: Don’t Leave Home Without Them!
  • Dogs Have Owners, but Cats Have Staff!
  • Play, Play, Play!
  • Both Ends of the Leash
  • Dog-Dog Aggression
  • Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home


We are no longer taking requests for 2014 engagements because Dr. McConnell is hard at work on a memoir. Due to her teaching commitment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the spring semester, she can only consider future out of town speaking engagements after June 15, 2015.

If you would like additional information about having Patricia speak at your event, please fill out this form and tell us more about your organization.


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