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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 conditioningR12;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 ) 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 ... [More From Freebase]

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Deals 'irresistible' at Target?

Ruth Pryor, of Prescott, Wis., shops at Target twice per month but thinks Wal-Mart still bests Target on price. ... Karen Gunter, of Champlin, Minn., whose website alerts shoppers to deals, thinks Target's prices have been lower ...

The top 11 Senate races of 2014

Paul Broun and former secretary of state Karen Handel have prevented them from making big moves. ... He outraised Pryor last quarter. (Previous ranking: 5). 4. Louisiana (D): Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) is pushing back against a blitz of conservative attack ...

Tilba Festival packed, great day: MEGA GALLERY

FESTIVAL CREW: Ready to greet the crowd and performers at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday morning are festival committee president Sally Pryor, music director Ricky Bloomfield, Karen Walters, Sally-Anne Bertram, Greg James and Christine ...

Leadership changes at Lincoln

PRYOR, OK — Lincoln Elementary School's 600 students will say farewell to Principal Terry Sinor at the end of this school year. ... Sinor said she is thankful to the school board for naming her assistant principal Karen Cook as the woman to fill her ...

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About Karen Pryor | Karen Pryor Clicker Training

"Hi! I'm Karen Pryor, the author of Don't Shoot the Dog and one of the founders ...

Karen Pryor Clicker Training | The Leader in Positive Reinforcement ...

Karen Pryor method of operant conditioning using clickers to manage animal behavior.

Karen Pryor Academy | Learn Dog Training | Become a Dog Trainer

Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior teaches inspired animal training with innovative programs designed for both experienced and aspiring ...

Reaching The Animal Mind

Karen Pryor gives everyone the technology for not just reaching into animal minds but glimpsing their souls. Reaching the Animal Mind is about an entirely new ...

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