Under the Hood: Understanding the Inner Workings of Canines
July 27 – 29, 2018
Come spend three days with Ken McCort, the animals, and staff of Wolf Park. Participants will be invited to enter a gray wolf enclosure with the staff to get face-to-face interactions with these magnificent animals (situation permitting) as well as meeting the foxes and bison. There will be opportunities to observe all of Wolf Park’s animals. Ken will demonstrate training techniques with the foxes, coyotes, and wolves. This is a great opportunity to learn through demonstrations, lectures, and interactions with the canids of Wolf Park. McCort will emphasis new research on neuro-biology and how it affects training. Other possible topics may include learning theory, drives and breed differences in behavior.
This is an opportunity to learn about a variety of canids, with lots to see and do, that dog lovers and trainers will not want to miss! Participants will also be invited to join in Howl Night opportunities, early morning wolf observation time and a presentation on wolf body language and safety. Each participant will receive a personalized folder full of information about the park. Sign up today for an event you will never forget!
There will be three very full days of activities. Gates open at 8:30 on Friday. Participants may also join the Friday and Saturday Howl night programs. The seminar will conclude by 5 p.m. on Sunday. All three breakfasts, lunches, and one diner are included in the fee.
Continuing Education Units
IAABC: COMING SOON
CPDT: COMING SOON
Ken McCort’s Biography
Ken McCort owns and operates Four Paws training center in Doylestown, Ohio. Along with his wife, Marilyn, a veterinarian, he lives with 6 dogs, 7 cats, 8 large birds, 2 goats, a pony and 4 llamas. In his profession, he works with animals with behavioral concerns. Most clients and animals are acquired by referred from veterinarians or other clients. He has been training animals full time and on a one-on-one basis since 1986. Currently, he works with dogs, cats, birds and llamas. In addition to his business, Ken is a certified master instructor with the Delta Society’s 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 and now teaches the Licensed Team Evaluator Course given by the Delta Society both nationally and internationally. Currently Ken is working with 15 hospitals that have visiting animal programs including the “Doggie Brigade” at Children¹s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, OH. Ken has taught courses on animal behavior at the University of Akron and Columbus State University. He has presented before the Midwest Veterinary Conference, the Society of Anthrozoologists, the Delta Society, Tufts University Animal Exposition, and many other animal related groups. In addition, Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana, which is a research facility that studies wolf behavior, utilizes Ken for some of its presentations, and has allowed him to train with their wolves for several years.
Participants must be over 18 years of age in order to enter the enclosure with the wolves.
Wolf Park reserves the right to cancel a seminar if there are fewer than 5 participants registered as of 30 days before the start of the seminar. In the case of cancellation, we will refund registration fees in full, or the participant can choose to transfer into a different seminar.
Call the Wolf Park office at (765) 567-2265 between 9-5 Mon-Fri if you have any questions about any of our seminars.