Ken McCort owns and operates “Four Paws” training center in Doylestown, Ohio. Along with his wife, Marilyn, a veterinarian, he lives with 6 dogs, 4 cats, 7 large parrots, some finches, 2 mini horses, a donkeys and a lizard. In his profession, Ken works with animals with behavioral concerns. Most clients and animals are acquired by referral from veterinarians or other clients. He has been training animals full time since 1986 and currently works with dogs, cats, birds and a few other species. In addition to his business, Ken is a certified evaluator and evaluator instructor with the Pet Partner program. Not only does he evaluate and certify animal/handler teams to visit in hospitals, nursing homes and many other areas, but he also helped to develop the Pet Partner Skills and Aptitude Test which he has taught both nationally and internationally. He also helped develop and operate the Doggie Brigade animal assisted activity and therapy program at Akron Children’s Hospital which has been ongoing since 1992. Ken has taught on the subject of animal behavior at the University of Akron (Ohio), Columbus State University, the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Midwest Veterinary Conference, the Society of Anthrozoologists, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and many other animal related groups. Ken has also been going to Japan since 2004 to teach trainers how to better understand animal behavior.
Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana, a is a research facility that studies wild canid behavior, utilizes Ken for some of its presentations and research projects. The park has been having Ken help train with their wolves, coyotes and foxes for many years.
Recorded OnDemand Lectures:
Aggressive Behavior With Dogs ~ Solutions and Strategies
Terriers: From Yorkies to Pit Bulls, What Makes Them Different?
Intentional Thinking in Animals: Can They Do It and Is It Necessary
How Understanding Basic Ethology Can Benefit Dog Trainers
Resource Guarding Between Animals-Causes and Remedies
A Brief Look at Arousal in Dogs