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Karen Pryor (born May 14, 1932 in New York City, New York) is an author with an international reputation in the fields of marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. Through her work with dolphins in the 1960s, she pioneered modern, force-free animal training methods, and became an authority on applied operant conditioning...the art and science of changing behavior with positive reinforcement. She is a founder and leading proponent of clicker training, a worldwide movement involving new ways to communicate positively with pets and other animals. She is the author of several books, including Nursing Your Baby, a classic book for breastfeeding mothers that has sold over a million copies, and more than 50 scientific papers and popular articles on learning and behavior.

Karen Pryor was educated at Cornell University (B.A., 1954 [1]) with graduate work in zoology and behavioral biology at the University of Hawaii, New York University, and Rutgers University. She was a founder of Hawaii's Sea Life Park and Oceanic Institute where she served as curator and pioneering dolphin trainer. She has served the U.S. government as a Marine Mammal Commissioner, and consults to private industry on behavior and training. She is a past trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and a member of the board of the B.F. Skinner Foundation.

Many dog trainers are now using a little plastic noisemaker, a "clicker," as their marker signal to tell a dog when it has performed a behavior that will earn it a reward. In 1987 Pryor began giving seminars and communicating with hundreds and then thousands of dog trainers who were eager to try a non-coercive teaching system, rather than a punishment- or force-based system. Called "clicker training," this method of applied operant conditioning, developed in the laboratories of B.F. Skinner in the 1930s, has now spread around the world, thanks in large part to the teachings of Karen Pryor, and also to other trainers that have adopted and taught it. Positive Reinforcement-based training is now widely used in zoos, in the handling and medical care of wild animals, and with companion animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, mice, rats and mice; livestock such as cows, goats, llamas and horses and exotics including reptiles and parrots.

Karen Pryor is the founder, publisher and CEO of Karen Pryor's Clickertraining (KPCT) and Sunshine Books, Inc., a behavioral publishing company, producing books and videos on "clicker training" and the science of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, and its online divisions. She is also a founder of TAGteach International, an organization that teaches coaches to apply the principles of marker-based shaping to sports and dance.

Karen has three children and seven grandchildren. She lives in Boston with two clickertrained dogs and a clickertrained cat.

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Total Books: 42
Click Tricks  10 Fun and Easy Tricks Any Dog Can Learn
2010 - Click Tricks 10 Fun and Easy Tricks Any Dog Can Learn [Sterling Innovation Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781435123687
ISBN-10: 1435123689
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Reaching the Animal Mind Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals
2010 - Reaching the Animal Mind Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743297776
ISBN-10: 0743297776
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Positiv bestrken - sanft erziehen
2006 - Positiv Bestrken - Sanft Erziehen (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783440106297
ISBN-10: 3440106292
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Don't Shoot the Dog The New Art of Teaching and Training
2005 - Don't Shoot the Dog the New Art of Teaching and Training [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781890948221
ISBN-10: 1890948225
Genres: Business & Money, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Getting Started Clicker Training for Dogs
2005 - Getting Started Clicker Training for Dogs [Getting Started] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781890948214
ISBN-10: 1890948217
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Nursing Your Baby 4e
2005 - Nursing Your Baby 4e (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060560690
ISBN-10: 006056069X
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Getting Started Clicker Training for Cats
2003 - Getting Started Clicker Training for Cats [Karen Pryor Clicker Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781890948146
ISBN-10: 1890948144
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Clicker Training for Cats
2002 - Clicker Training for Cats [A Karen Pryor Clicker Book] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781860542879
ISBN-10: 1860542875
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Clicker Training Your Dog
2002 - Clicker Training Your Dog (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781860542824
ISBN-10: 1860542824
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Click to Win Clicker Training for the Show Ring
2002 - Click to Win Clicker Training for the Show Ring [Collected Articles from the AKC Gazette] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781890948108
ISBN-10: 1890948101
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Getting Started  Clicker Training for Cats
2001 - Getting Started Clicker Training for Cats [Karen Pryor Clicker Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781890948078
ISBN-10: 1890948071
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math, Medicine
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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A Dog and a Dolphin An Introduction to Clicker Training
1999 - A Dog and a Dolphin an Introduction to Clicker Training (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780962401763
ISBN-10: 0962401765
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Positiv verstrken sanft erziehen Die verblffende Methode nicht nur fr Hunde
1999 - Positiv Verstrken Sanft Erziehen Die Verblffende Methode Nicht Nur Fr Hunde (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783440076958
ISBN-10: 3440076954
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A Dog  a Dolphin 20 An Introduction to Clicker Training
1996 - A Dog a Dolphin 20 an Introduction to Clicker Training (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780962401770
ISBN-10: 0962401773
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Lads Before the Wind Diary of a Dolphin Trainer
1994 - Lads Before the Wind Diary of a Dolphin Trainer (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780962401732
ISBN-10: 0962401730
Genres: Engineering & Transportation, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Nursing Your Baby
1991 - Nursing Your Baby [Revised] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671745486
ISBN-10: 0671745484
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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How to Teach Your Dog to Play Frisbee
1985 - How to Teach Your Dog to Play Frisbee (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671555528
ISBN-10: 0671555529
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Nursing Your Baby
1981 - Nursing Your Baby (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671428549
ISBN-10: 0671428543
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Nursing Yr Baby
1980 - Nursing Yr Baby (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671791131
ISBN-10: 0671791133
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Nursing Your Baby
1973 - Nursing Your Baby (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060134433
ISBN-10: 0060134437
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
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