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The New Yorker Features Karen Pryor and ClickerExpo Faculty

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New Yorker Cover Feb 27 2012


A recent article in The New Yorker offers an in-depth look at how the canine units in Manhattan are trained to keep the city safe from terrorists and examines the evolution and role of positive training methods. The article, "Beware of the Dogs: Can New York's canine units keep the city safe from terrorism?" states that "...as behaviorism has worked its way from aquariums to kennels, more and more dogs are being taught with positive reinforcement, often using a handheld clicker." The article includes quotes from those at the forefront of this evolution, including Karen Pryor and ClickerExpo faculty members Ken Ramirez and Michele Pouliot.


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