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

Baraboo Public Library
230 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913
6:30 PM, followed by book signing
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Tampa, Florida
2018 Conference of the Associaton of Writers and Writing Programs
Stay tuned for detailed information
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Oshkosh, WI
Likely Writers Conference
Stay tuned for details!

Ongoing Events

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

2017 Events Click Here

2016 Events Click Here

2015 Events Click Here

2014 Events Click Here


January 18th, Baraboo, WI

Come here Patricia talk about her memoir, subtitled A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and a Dog, in which her beloved dog Willie first set her back but ultimately helped her heal from the traumas of her past.

March 7th-10th,Tampa, FL

Patricia will join other writers on a panel discussing "Grief, Trauma and Loss" at the 2018 Conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).


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