by Karen Pryor
Lads Before the Wind tells the story of how Karen first learned about shaping and marker signals while training dolphins in Hawaii. Lads has become a classic over the years, especially among trainers. It includes chapters on her dolphin adventures after Sea Life Park days, from diving in the nets of tuna boats to using operant conditioning to REALLY talk, and even joke, with a dolphin. It ends with a chapter on clicker training — which Karen says is really, after all, dolphin training for everyone!