Have you ever wondered why your dog behaves a certain way? Have you ever wished you could communicate with your canine friend better? Patricia McConnell is here for you.

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She 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.

NOTE: Due to some technical difficulties, our usual second camera was out on this night. We apologize for less-than-stellar image quality and a few sound syncing glitches. Bear with it, because Patricia put on an informative and entertaining show!

20 Comments

  1. Marjorie Johnson

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    I agree with the dog outside barking as an announcement of I'm here. Sam ( my dog) would go out the hill and bark facing up the hill until one particular dog barked back. Then he would wag his tail and lay down.

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  2. Mary Trickett

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    If I could ask one question. It would be: Why do all dogs attach themselves to me?

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  3. Christine Still

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Oh great, my school.

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  4. moirhann

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    She is incredible. I have all of her books except from the last "shelter" book.. She is one of my heroes.

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  5. CanadianMade

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    6:12 is the start time. I didn't find a hero, so I became one.

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  6. Kimberly Spaeth

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    I absolutely appreciate your delivery! Your amazing!

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  7. Jennifer Y

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    roof

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  8. K9 Solutions Australia

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    This lady literally has no clue

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  9. Stephanie Soressi

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    You couldn't stay sober for a university presentation? It's really embarrassing hearing you slur your words, and getting so solicitous with people. Twelve steps. Get 'em.

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  10. Driven home

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    House training a dog is easy for the dog, not easy for the owner. Because it's work, timing and consistency. It's an added stress on the owner, not the dog.
    A toy with a few bells attached, tied to one exterior door. Ring the bell using the dogs paw, take out dog, wait for dog to do it's thing, return immediately inside.
    For a puppy every hour, even in the night (like I said, it's work)
    Ring the bell using the dogs paw, take out the dog, wait for the dog, return immediately inside. No treats, no praise. No confusion.
    One day, you must wait for that day…. the dog will ring the bell. Voilla, success, open the door, go out with the dog, wait for the dog, return immediately inside. DONE.
    Also place various food bowls with a few morsels around the home in corners.
    Dogs will not. I did not say, might not. I said will NOT mess where they eat.

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  11. Driven home

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Taking a 10 year old cat into a new surrounding is like taking your grandmother with dementia to Disney Land and ride all the rides. It's unconscionable.

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  12. Driven home

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Yes you can spoil a dog. It simply means the dog is rewarded for anything it does or doesn't do. This does not happen in the canine world and it confuses the dog.
    Dogs, like children, need consistency to grow and to relax and trust in their owners.
    Trust is huge.
    There is a story of a man who died 500 miles away from his 2 dogs, that evening they cried and howled at the door. It was not a soul connection or some mystery.
    The dogs were used to having that man home every day at a certain time to be greeted, fed and walked. Dogs groove with consistency.
    Consistency also means a dog that fits your lifestyle, that is a must.

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  13. Driven home

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    A dog who has traveled 1000 A to B miles has actually traveled twice that distance.
    Picking up a scent here and there. Many dogs have not been successful, that is why it rarely gets in the news. Lucky dog with owners who have been in and out of a car often enough to leave a scent trail.

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  14. jrgharlow3

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    does them being in a car have anything to do with horse drawn coaches and the breeding they went through that period

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  15. Jamie Hollaway

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Just FYI, a swiss army knife won't do much in means of self-defense…(Best, cheap self-defense knife on the market: box cutter.) And feeling scared because a guy bought a few beers and lit a joint is just laughable. I understand being nervous around someone you don't know, but I sense some racial tension is her choice of words.

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  16. ismellrudolph

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    this woman is great, i want her to be my aunty

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  17. Enzo Esposito

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

  18. Stefanius Paralvicius

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    There are many factors in house training a dog. One resource I discovered which succeeds in merging these is the Bevs Booster Guide (check it out on google) definately the no.1 guide that I have ever heard of.look at the great info .

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  19. pedro leon

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    I have a bullterrier that was a demon in the house. The dog used to pee where he wanted,digging holes, and also biting my furniture and clothes. I found a online training system which has taught me how to train very easily ; the change is a 180 degrees. This is the address if interested: dogtrainercommand.com

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  20. raegan cowles

    June 24, 2018 at 3:20 am

    I love to hear her talk about animals body language. But this video was boring..

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