For some years now I've been following the work of Robin Baird, PhD, who with colleagues and students has been tracking, tagging, photographing, and counting whales and dolphins around Hawaii for decades. His group, the Cascadia Research Collective, has identified eighteen different species, many of them local residents, and hundreds of individuals. Wow! In my years as head trainer at Sea Life Park in Hawaii we had individuals of thirteen of those species in our tanks. What I wouldn't give to see these rare animals out in the ocean for myself.
Don't Shoot the Dog Audiobook
On My Mind: A Dolphin DreamBy Karen Pryor on 09/18/2012
Podcast: Excerpt from Don’t Shoot the DogBy Karen Pryor on 08/01/2012
This month's podcast is a selection from the Don't Shoot the Dog audiobook.
Fifty Years of Positive Change: An Interview with Karen PryorBy Julie Gordon on 06/01/2012
Zootoo Features Clicker Training and Don’t Shoot the DogBy KPCT on 03/09/2012
The online pet portal Zootoo features an in-depth look at the benefits of clicker training in an article entitled Lifelong Learning With Your Dog.
Never Stop Learning: Laura Monaco Torelli Comes Full CircleBy Julie Gordon on 09/01/2011
Laura Monaco Torelli, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) and the newest member of the KPA faculty, has been a professional animal trainer for two decades. Laura was introduced to Karen Pryor's philosophy and training methods in 1991 when Laura began her career training beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals, river otters, and penguins as the Senior Lead Trainer at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In 2000, Laura moved from marine to terrestrial animals, holding lead trainer positions at the San Diego and Brookfield Zoos. She has trained a wide variety of species, including primates, large cats, birds of prey, reticulated giraffes, Arctic foxes, horses, parrots, macaws, tree kangaroos, red pandas, and, of course, dogs! Laura's career has included one fantastic learning experience after another and is now leading her full circle—back to Karen, as she becomes the newest faculty member at Karen Pryor Academy.