Dog trainers & behaviorists


Patricia McConnell, PhD, a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, (CAAB) is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars.

Patricia has seen clients for serious behavioral problems since 1988, and is an Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching 'The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships'. For fourteen years she dispensed advice about behavior problems, and information about animal behavior research, on Wisconsin Public Radio's Calling All Pets, which was heard in over 110 cities around the country.

A highly-sought after speaker on dog behavior and training, McConnell has presented seminars all over the United States, and in Canada, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, Scotland and New Zealand. Currently she is scheduling a series of fundraisers for shelters and humane societies around the country.

She is the author of a number of much-acclaimed books including The Other End of the Leash and For the Love of A Dog: Understanding Emotions in You and Your Best Friend. She was also the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine and writes for many other publications, including APDT's Chronicle of the Dog. She has made numerous television appearances, including spots with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Martha Stewart and Wayne Brady.

Patricia has two dogs, one cat and a very spoiled flock of sheep on a small farm in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Watch Patricia's videos on Clickety Clips
Read her thoughts on doggy day care in the Clickety Clips' blog
Visit her website