Will positive reinforcement work for you? The answer is a resounding YES of course it will! One mission of Animal Training Academy is to show that Applied behavior analysis (ABA) and positive reinforcement works for all animals in all situations – for Zookeepers, pet owners, vets, vet nurses and anyone that works with animals. The same techniques are also being practiced all over the world by a large amount of different animal training professionals. In this podcast we head to France and talk to Lisa Longo from Animal Académie about her experiences and the use of positive reinforcement in France.
Lisa is an animal behavior specialist and founder of the French based animal training venture Animal Académie. Lisa started her animal training odyssey by attending numerous conferences which lead to her partaking in some of the industry’s leading opportunities. Lisa has completed her LLA or living and learning with animals’ certification with Dr Susan Friedman and partook in the contemporary animal training and experience seminars and workshops with Steve Martin and his company Natural Encounters in Orlando Florida. Lisa is also a member of IAATE (the international association of avian trainers and educators). Lisa had an amazing opportunity to work in the parrot show at one of the largest zoos in France – Zoo d’amneville. In this role she got an opportunity to work with and pass on her knowledge about the benefits of using positive reinforcement to her colleagues. Lisa’s passion has always been to help pets flourish with their human companions which is why she started Animal Académie. In this role she visits people’s homes to help them form cooperative relationships with their pets. Lisa’s particular passion for working with Parrots led her to publish a book in June of this year titled “The pet parrot’s guide” which covers a wide range of information for both novices and more experienced people to once again learn how to live cooperatively with their animals. Lisa currently shares her home with a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, a red Lored Amazon parrot, a Blue and Gold Macaw and a Gottingen Pig.