Patricia events

Join me zooming around the country, talking with some of the dog world’s most engaging, informed, and entertaining podcast hosts. Spoiler alert: I’m also working on a mystery novel. Eeeps! Fiction, much less a mystery novel, is a new world to me, but I’m having great fun with it. You can get occasional updates on my blog. Click here to access Trisha’s Blog.

Here are some podcasts I’ve done this year that you might enjoy. I certainly enjoyed doing them! You’ll note that resilience is a common theme in our discussions this year—hardly a surprise given what we’re all going through, right?

PAWS AND REWARD with Marissa Martino. “Building Canine Resilience.” (But you know we talked about our resilience too, right?) According to Marissa, a listener’s favorite line of mine was: “We are all dandelions in the wind. And shit happens.” Click here to listen to the Podcast.

LIVE FROM THE RANCH with host Ken Ramirez. Ken is the trainer who sometimes intimidates me (how is his timing always perfect?), but always, always inspires me.  We talk about the power of classical conditioning, errorless learning, and working through trauma. You can listen to me handling my dogs barking on a Zoom call, (see above, “shit happens”), me getting soppy-eyed talking about my Willie, and Ken demonstrating how to teach an animal to recognize a name target. Good stuff and great fun. Click here to access the episode.

DRINKING FROM THE TOILET with host Hannah Branigan. (My favorite podcast name of all time.) Hannah and I talk about my memoir, The Education of Will, and how helping animals recover from trauma is similar in many ways to helping people recover. Click here to listen to the Podcast.

WORRY LESS, WAG MORE: The Behavior Vets Podcast with host Ferdi Yau.(December 3rd). Ferdie and I, a great trainer and man who has trained just about everything from polar bears to poodles, talk about resilience and the importance of agency in dogs who have been struggling with fear or trauma. Click here to listen to the Podcast.

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"The Education of Will delves deep into the minds of people and dogs, and into the effects of trauma, showing that healing is possible. McConnell gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere."

—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.

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