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Karen pryor is a behavior biologist and author whose popular books range over a wide variety of subjects, from mothers and infants to dolphin social systems. As a founder and curator of Sea Life Park in Hawaii she pioneered many of the techniques that are now standard worldwide in the training of marine mammals. She is the author of the leading textbook on positive reinforcement in humans and animals, Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training. As CEO of Sunshine Books, Inc., and its affiliate Website, she has encouraged the development of many new uses for reinforcement-based teaching, including horse training, behavioral management of cats, birds, and zoo animals, shelter management, veterinary care, and the training of human sports and skills. She has three children and seven grandchildren, and lives in Boston with a border terrier, a harlequin poodle and a Burmese cat, all of whom are clicker trained.