Dr. Lacave not only teaches your staff the basics of operant conditioning but also teaches how to work the different training steps to obtain the different required behaviours and the practical applications when it comes to the medical advantage.
This is generally done through regular visits on site where the level of training (trainers and animals) is assessed, specific goals for the different animals and members of the staff are defined and the progresses followed-up on a frequent base. This can also be done with the help of modern tools such as skype life sessions, videos exchanges, etc. The consultation is always very practical during the visits, with Géraldine working together with the trainers and the animals during their sessions.
Géraldine has a good communication with trainers and handlers, a very practical hands-on approach with the animals and an interest in furthering research with these animals, all of which she considers important skills.
The good relationship between animals, trainers and veterinarians can often make the difference between success or failure.