About the Author
Karen Pryor is a behavioral biologist with an international reputation in two fields, marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. Karen was a founder of Hawaii's Sea Life park, where her work with dolphins pioneerd modern, force-free animal training methods. She is the author of Don't Shoot the Dog! The new Art of Teaching and Training, a bestseller on training without coercion. She is also the author of several other books and many scientific papers and popular articles on learning and behavior.
Karen Pryor is a founder of "clicker training," a training system based on operant condtioning and the all-positive methods developed by marine mammal trainers. Clicker training is now in use by people working with pet and performance animals of all kinds, and with wild animals in zoos and marine parks worldwide.
Karen has presented clicker training seminars to thousands of pet owners and animal care givers across the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, as well as giving the live clicker training television demonstrations in the US and abroad. She has personally clicker-trained horses, dogs, dolphins, whales, cats, birds and many kinds of zoo animals. She is the CEO of Sunshine Books, a clicker training publishing and Internet company. She has three grown children and lives in Boston with two clicker-trained dogs and a clicker-trained cat.