Karen Pryor wins another award for clicker training excellence
Karen Pryor, animal behaviorist and author, has been awarded the prestigious Maxwell Award from the Dog Writer's Association of America. The award, presented on the eve of the 2002 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was awarded for the series of groundbreaking articles Karen wrote in the AKC Gazette on training dogs for the show ring without the use of force or punishment.
Widely regarded as the pioneer and leader of the popular, all-positive clicker training methodology, Karen says, " I am pleased and surprised at receiving the award, and am thankful to the AKC Gazette and its publisher George Berger for providing a forum for these ideas. It's exciting to see them take deep root and spread across the US and the world over." This past fall, another book by Karen Pryor, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Cats, won the Ralston-Purina TidyCat National Award for the best book of the year on feline behavior, and an Award of Excellence from the Cat Writers Association.
Karen Pryor has just released a new book, Click to Win! Clicker Training for the Show Ring, which is the first complete guide to using clicker training in conformation. The book includes Karen's award-winning articles form the AKC Gazette and is illustrated in full color with stunning photographs from the annals of the American Kennel Club