NEW YORK - May 2003, CNN's Jeanne Moos caught up with Karen for an interview while she was speaking to the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo. The resulting piece, which ran on CNN News world wide, makes Karen's point clear: the lives of cats, big and small, are benefiting from the positive effects of clicker training.
Your Cats magazine, in England, held a contest, sponsored by Friskies UK, for the cat that learned to do the best "high five." I was the judge. There were so many entries (by photograph) that we couldn't pick just one winner. Here's one of the entries, and you have to agree, it's a quintessentially British scene. I don't know who's having more fun, the cat or the owners.
Mew-sic to our ears: Karen Pryor returns to celebrate all that makes cats uniqueâ€¦ and uniquely trainable Internationally Renowned Animal Behaviorist Karen Pryor helped UVHS Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month in June by presenting a workshop "Individualizing Cat Care: Helping Cats Feel Special."
Karen Pryor, author of "Clicker Training for Cats," was the featured speaker for the Cat Writers Association annual awards banquet in Houston, Texas, on November 9, 2002. Pryor was the winner of last year's Purina-sponsored award for the best book on cat behavior. She discussed the rise of clicker training, her own experiences as a pioneer in the field, and clicker work with cats. A discussion of clicker ways to befriend feral cats and kittens brought the audience of cat experts to their feet in a standing ovation.
One of my clicker trained kitties, Gypsy won the Friskiest Cat Award from Friskies at the cat show we attended this past Saturday. It was the National Capital Cat Show in Chantilly, VA. There were 450 purebreds, and a separate show for about 100 Household cats. The cats from the Friskies commercials were performing as well.