Author Archives: Karen Pryor


Positively Expert: Karen Pryor

Karen Pryor is the CEO of Karen Pryor Clickertraining and Karen Pryor Academy. She is an active, leading spokeperson and teacher for effective force-free training around the world. Karen is the author of six books, and her 40-year career working with and educating scientists, professional trainers, and pet owners has changed countless lives.

The Games Animals Play

Posted on: May 11, 2010 - 4 Comments

I've always been interested in play, and now that the weather is getting warmer it’s on my mind more and more. Science doesn't explain it very well, or it's explained as something young animals do to practice future skills. But that definition doesn't cover every kind of play, and it doesn't explain why it's so Read More

It’s a new year. Time for good resolutions, right? Let’s resolve to stop punishing our dogs by accident.

Posted on: January 12, 2010 - 9 Comments

"But I'm a positive trainer, I don't punish!" you say. Well, I think we sometimes do, and don't realize it. I'm not talking about reprimand. That's a social act. A puppy gets too rough and Mama dog growls. A canine nose gets a bit too near the cheese and crackers on the coffee table, and Read More