Ken McCort: Close Up Communication – February 12, 2017


Have a multi-dog household?  Looking to add a new family member to an established “pack”? Just interested in how dogs relate to each other?  Behaviorist and trainer Ken McCort will shed light on the complicated and fascinating dance that is dog interactive behavior.



Close Up Communication Between Conspecifics
full day presentation by behaviorist Ken McCort

February 12, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Just because they aren’t speaking English doesn’t mean they aren’t speaking!  Dogs have a huge array of behaviors, some obvious, some subtle, which help them to manage their relationships when they are at close quarters — in the same home or doggy day care, or out in the street.  Behaviorist and trainer Ken McCort will shed light on the complicated and fascinating dance that is dog interactive behavior.

Topics include:

  • understanding distances and their importance
  • dogs’ sensory awareness
  • communication at different distances
  • body language and other ways dogs communicate

Early registration closes February 1, 2017.

Registration prior to February 1: $75
Registration after February 1: $95

Optional catered lunch is available for $12.

About Ken McCort:

dx341436-monty-sloan-wolf-parkKen McCort owns and operates “Four Paws” training center in Doylestown, Ohio.  Along with his wife, Marilyn, a veterinarian, he lives with six dogs, four cats, seven large parrots, some finches, two mini horses, a donkey and a lizard.

Ken works with animals with behavioral concerns.  Most clients are acquired by referral from veterinarians or other clients.  He has been training with animals full time since 1986 and currently works primarily with pet dogs.  In addition, Ken has trained with over 40 different species of animals for zoological and theme parks throughout the US and other countries around the world.

Ken is a licensed evaluator with the Pet Partner animal assisted activity and therapy program.  he evaluates and certifies animal/handler teams to visit in hospitals, nursing homes and many other areas.  In addition, he helped to develop the Pet Partner Skills and Aptitude Test which he has taught both nationally and internationally.  He also helped develop the Doggie Brigade animal assisted activity and therapy program at Akron Children’s Hospital which has been ongoing since 1992.

Ken has taught animal behavior at the University of Akron, Columbus State University, the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Midwest Veterinary Conference, the North American Veterinary Conference, the Society of Anthrozoologists, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild and many other animal related groups.

Additional information

Lunch options:

No catered lunch, Catered lunch for $12