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About the Course

What is your cat revealing to you when she purrs? What is your dog expressing when he yawns or wags his tail? Understanding your cat and dog’s behaviour and the way they communicate with you, will enable you to better understand their needs and strengthen your relationship with them. This MOOC is divided into five topics, the appliance of science; behaviour and body language, senses and perception; challenges for the human-animal relationship, including pet problem behaviour; and how to improve the quality of life for cats and dogs in our care. At the start of the course we ask you to consider what you feel is important to your cat/dog and what your cat/dog means to you? We explore the world of cats and dogs and how our relationships with them vary around the world and have changed over time. We ask if we can really know what our animals are thinking or trying to communicate through their facial expressions and behaviours. From our beloved pets to street dogs, shelter dogs/cats and welfare challenges, we explore the world from their perspective and examine how their genetic make-up may influence their behavioural responses and choices. We dispel common behavioural myths by looking through a scientific lens, asking questions about the function and development of their behaviour.. We explore how their senses help them to interact with their world and how they communicate with each other and us! Finally, we ask whether we impose unrealistic expectations on our cats and dogs and how this affects their ability to live alongside us. We ask, what can we do to be more responsible pet owners and to ensure the welfare of all cats and dogs in society? This MOOC explores different scientifically validated methods that can help you to better understand your pet, to enrich their lives and help you to be a more educated and confident pet owner. We hope you enjoy the course!...

Top reviews

HR

Mar 27, 2020

I learned so much about how to decrease stress for my pets and increase their happiness. I also learned how to better communicate with them. Thank you for helping improve my pets quality of life!

JJ

May 02, 2020

I have had a variety of animal companions throughout my life, but this course has taught me that I could always benefit by staying up-to-date on the latest information related to animal welfare.

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By Zoe F

May 03, 2020

very cool and informational! everything you need to know about animal training

By Emma P

Jul 09, 2020

Really interesting, have learnt a few things which will be helpful in my job.

By Paulo R V P

May 31, 2020

Excellent course for pet owners to develop skills to deal with their animals.

By Cris V

Nov 12, 2019

I loved it. A very complete and helpful course. Thanks, guys. You're amazing.

By hasan ö

Feb 18, 2020

basic main thing about cat and dog have told us and i m verry happy to learn

By JOHN Q

May 06, 2017

THOROUGHLY ENJOYED COURSE, LEARNING MANY THINGS I'D NEVER THOUGHT OF BEFORE.

By Kevin A M

May 22, 2020

Gracias por el curso! Aprendí bastante sobre el cuidado de los animales.

By Nikki M

Nov 09, 2017

Excellent course for veterinary professionals and the general public ali

By Nisargaa T

Oct 17, 2017

This course is a very great course for all dog and cat lovers worldwide.

By Ade N

Jun 15, 2020

Awesome. Love this topic. All of the sources and everything is perfect.

By Gabriela B

Jan 28, 2018

Really good course!! It was great to learn so many things. Thank you!!

By jacqueline d b

Oct 28, 2017

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By Lucinda P

Apr 30, 2018

Great and informative course. Really useful and enjoyable to complete

By anjali k

Oct 15, 2020

it was very good experience to study about cat and dogs.. thank youu

By Anna R

Mar 08, 2020

Great course, I learned a lot so I can help my pets more. Thank you.

By Sanchita B R

Sep 29, 2020

excellent course. a lot of myths about dogs and cats are shattered.

By Yasemin B

Jun 07, 2020

You are absolutely brilliant, thank you very much, bless you all xx

By Maciej K

Nov 16, 2017

thank you for this course, it made me more aware of needs of my cat

By Claire A

Aug 07, 2020

Very helpful information. A must for all cat and or dog owners.

By Leniece M

Jun 13, 2020

interesting information and great resources for further reading

By B. V

May 22, 2020

in this course i learned very well about cat and dog behaviours

By mohamed m

Sep 05, 2019

الدوره سلسه جدا واستفادت منها كتير جدا شكرا على العمل الرائع ده

By sadaf r

Aug 26, 2017

this was just an awesome course having a lot of info about pets

By Vijaya p

Jun 10, 2020

It's very useful and a better relaxing section had a good time

By Sarah P

Oct 16, 2018

Very informative and enjoyable, recommend it to all pet owners