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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!...

Melhores avaliações

HR

26 de mar de 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

1 de mai de 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 Sarah J H

1 de mai de 2020

Overall good introductory course. Some information was repetitive and didn't have as much substance as I was hoping for.

por DEBOLINA C

11 de set de 2018

Good course content but a bit repetitive at times. Nat, Heather and Hayley are amazing!

por Vicki H

25 de ago de 2018

A few bits of new information, but much of this course was already known and practiced.

por Roslyn M

2 de fev de 2019

Some interesting information, but most of it was very basic.

por Guillem

16 de mai de 2019

Too many words to explains so little content.

por Chuting Z

7 de fev de 2020

Not worth the price, expensive

por Skyler H

8 de out de 2021

This is a very very elementary course pitched to people without even the most basic knowledge of animal welfare or dog and cat behaviour. I suppose that is a necessary niche to be filled as people should be better educated if they are thinking about getting a pet, but the course description should be more accurate about the very novice/introductory level of the material, questions, and discussions. Anyone wanting to think about behaviour on a more rigorous or complex level (or with animals coming from more difficult backgrounds) should go elsewhere. Even when presented with a question about what could be done with an adult dog's behavioural problems, the instructors chose to answer only with "this is why it's important to socialise your puppy, so remember how important socialisation is to a dog's life." Yes, lovely, that's all well and good, but it's a politician-style dodge of a question, not a serious engagement with it.

por ray q

21 de ago de 2019

The more I get into this, it is nothing like I expected. Also very hard to understand (too quiet) especially the veterinarian. Also, what am I supposed to get out of this?

por Calvin C

4 de jan de 2018

I suppose it is okey, but it is not what I was really looking for

por Michael V

29 de jun de 2021

Some insights, but doesn't really fulfil its stated goal

por roca

23 de jun de 2019

a little too simple i hope more informations

por Alexis F

22 de mar de 2019

I really did not enjoy this course and am so disappointed that I didn't. I wanted to learn something new about cats and dogs, but I feel like a lot of this was common knowledge. Maybe I am just more advance than I thought. I think this is a great course for a first time pet owner, but not someone who has had a pet for a few years. Also, I feel like the views shared here are sometimes extreme and I felt that having a brachycephalic dog, I was almost marked as a someone contributing to the problem of the breed.

por Holli M

15 de abr de 2022

N​one of the tests or anything load

por Hellas F

19 de fev de 2019

terrible