Karen Prior Training

Karen Pryor, founder, first participated in the development of this highly effective, force-free training system as the head dolphin trainer at Hawaii's Sea Life Park. Her Bantam paperback book, Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training, is the basic text in this increasingly popular field, with more than 400,000 copies sold to date. As editor and spokesman for Sunshine Books, Inc.,  she also continues both her writing and her scientific work, with the aim of putting punishment-free methods of training into the hands of everyone who teaches or trains animals. Karen Pryor has become known as the Guru of Clicker Training due to her many years of research and writing on subjects like operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, and reinforced behaviour.

Xtra Dog is delighted to offer products manufactured under her name, designed by Karen Pryor and Terry Ryan.