Interviews & Webinars

Come, Sit, Stay: A Conversation about Coping in Hard Times. March 28, 2020

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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”.

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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”.

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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

Free ASPCApro Webinar – Fostering Resilience at Both Ends of the Leash September 15, 2016

Free ASPCApro Webinar – Multi-Dog Households: From First Date to After the Honeymoon (Recorded in January 2014)

Free ASPCApro Webinar – Canine Behavior & Acoustics (Recorded in September 2013)

Free ASPCApro Webinar – Helping Adopted Dogs Adjust to New Homes (Recorded in December 2012)

Learning Center

Want to learn more about dogs? Look here for a treasure trove of Patricia’s articles, blogs and videos about dog training, canine health and behavior, and solving behavior problems. Includes links to other helpful resources.


Clear and engaging, Patricia’s books & DVDs are invaluable resources for professionals and dog lovers alike. If your dog could, she’d beg you to click here and check them out.

Trisha’s Blog

Join thousands of dog lovers around the world in an ongoing inquiry about canine behavior, and follow the adventures of Patricia (2 legs), Willie, Maggie, & Tootsie (4 legs), and a very spoiled flock of sheep.


"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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