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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!...

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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!


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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por Bronwyn B C

May 18, 2020

It was lots of fun to learn about cats and dogs!

por myna r m

Jul 30, 2019

I am enjoy my first week looking foward to more.

por Sarah B

May 17, 2017

Extremely informative and engaging! Thank you!

por Ingrid A S V C

Sep 19, 2020

Super useful if you want to be a better owner

por Fluffy G

Jul 03, 2020

I loved this and learned so much. THANKYOU!!!

por Violetta K

Sep 10, 2017

Thank you so much. This course gave me a lot.

por Rebecca R

Jun 29, 2020

Very interesting and really enjoyed doing it

por Jamie F

May 18, 2020

Some very interesting points were brought up

por Troyanovskaya A M

May 26, 2020

Отличный курс для владельцев собак и кошек.

por Kathrin S

May 07, 2020

Really informative and a lot of good input!


Jul 20, 2019

Thank you very much for a very good course.

por Maia R

May 24, 2017

Amazing topics with fantastic explanations.

por Charlotte D

Jun 09, 2020

interesting good presenting and accessible

por Kerollos S

Jun 02, 2020

thanks for your effort you are all awesome

por Megan R

Apr 29, 2020

A very informative and interesting course.

por ,Mary E M

Nov 05, 2017

Excellent and more in depth than expected!

por Keerakarn W

Jun 23, 2020

I would love animal more than I have been


Apr 17, 2020

I do not know where to get my certificate

por Emma G

Mar 01, 2019

Very much enjoyed the course. Thank you !

por Katie G

Aug 15, 2020

great teachers really enjoyed the class

por Sara j

Jan 11, 2019

A good basic introduction to the subject

por Kellyann C

Feb 26, 2018

great insight into dogs and cats welfare

por Linda

May 20, 2020

Great instructors--very helpful course.

por Basit S A

Jan 08, 2018

it is very interesting and easy course.