Purpose and Objectives:
LLA Professional is designed to provide the foundation for a comprehensive and coherent understanding of behavior analysis as it relates to facilitating the lives of captive and companion animals. The principles and procedures discussed throughout the class apply to all species. To meet this goal, the following objectives will be explored:
1) The fundamental principles of learning and behavior.
2) A model for assessing the functional relationships between behavior and environmental conditions.
3) The teaching technology of applied behavior analysis and its ethical guidelines for implementation.
4) A systematic model for building behavior-change interventions.
With this information, animal professionals will be able to better guide clients to proactively teach their animals successful captive and companion behaviors and effectively analyze and resolve behavior problems that inevitably arise.