About the Author

Karen Pryor is a scientist with an international reputation in two fields—marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. Through her work with dolphins in the 1960s she pioneered modern, force-free animal training methods.

Karen is the author of many scientific papers and monographs, as well as seven books. She is a founder and leading proponent of clicker training, the worldwide movement involving new ways to communicate positively with pets and other animals. The founder and CEO of the behavioral publishing company Sunshine Books, Inc., and its online divisions, Karen has three children and seven grandchildren. She lives in Boston with two clicker trained dogs and a clicker trained cat.

A Letter From the Author: Reaching the Animal Mind Celebrates its First Birthday!

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Karen Pryor Academy
Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior teaches inspired animal training, with innovative programs designed for both experienced and aspiring teachers. The Academy advances the field of force-free training through community and peer collaboration, and helps faculty and alumni become more successful through close business partnerships.

Karen and Misha

Karen's appearances

Harvard COOP
June 16th, 2010 7 - 8:00 P.M.

Tatnuck Bookseller
June 12th, 2010 1 - 3:00 P.M.

Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals (ORCA) at the University of North Texas
April 9th, 2010 4:30 - 6:00 P.M.
Dallas, TX

Porter Square Books
February 9, 2010 at 7 P.M.
Cambridge, MA

ClickerExpo 2010
January 29-31, 2010 - Portland OR
March 19-21, 2010 - Lexington, KY

Denver Zoo
September 26 & 27, 2009

St. Louis Zoo
September 22, 2009

The Teacher's Pet with Pia Silvani
Episode 48
Pet Life Radio

The Animal House on WAMU
Aired on: August 8, 2009

Wild About Pets Radio Show on TalkZone.com
Listen: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3

Good Morning America on ABC

Books by Karen
Reaching the Animal Mind

Don't Shoot the Dog

Lads Before the Wind

Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs

Getting Started: Clicker Training for Cats