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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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The Appliance of Science

In week 1, we provide 'an insight into cats and dogs behaviour: through their eyes'. We will explore cats and dogs of the world and ask you what you cat and dog mean to you, as well as what you feel is important to your cat and dog. At the end of the week, you will be able to complete the first of the graded quizzes. We hope you enjoy the MOOC as much as we have enjoyed making it!...
Reading
10 个视频(共 32 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video10 个视频
Introduction to week 12分钟
Cats in the World4分钟
Dogs in the World3分钟
Dogs, cats and humans5分钟
Voxpops - what our cats & dogs mean to us3分钟
Unrealistic expectations for animals to cope with unnatural situations - part 11分钟
Responsibilities of pet owners2分钟
Responsibilities of the Veterinary Profession2分钟
Voxpops - what's important to our cats and dogs2分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
How To Use This Course10分钟
Statement of Ethics10分钟
Overview: week 110分钟
Ask the experts - audio response10分钟
Additional Resources10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Sentient beings2分钟
Week 1 assessment20分钟

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Ethology

In week 2, we will we explore ethology, which is the scientific and objective study of non-human animal behaviour, rather than human behaviour, and usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions. There will also be an opportunity to look at different breeds of cats and dogs and some of the possible issues that arise from breeding. At the end of the week, you will be able to complete the second of the graded quizzes....
Reading
8 个视频(共 77 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 5 个测验
Video8 个视频
Dog domestication13分钟
Dog Ethology5分钟
Breeds and their uses6分钟
Alpha Dog5分钟
Ethology and Domestication6分钟
Genetics of a Cat9分钟
Ask the experts - video response27分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Overview: week 210分钟
Additional Resources10分钟
Quiz5 个练习
Test your knowledge: dogs10分钟
Test your knowledge: cats10分钟
Praising dogs2分钟
Cats and their environment2分钟
Week 2 assessment20分钟

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Sense and Sensibility

In week 3, we aim to explore cat and dog sensory capabilities and how they interact with their world. We will explore how our cats and dogs communicate with us and each other. We will also examine how their specific senses work and how they use these to operate effectively such as to solve problems, hunt, and play. At the end of the week, you will be able to complete the third of the graded quizzes....
Reading
7 个视频(共 44 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
Video7 个视频
Feline body language5分钟
Cat intelligence: hunting, problem solving, play and human Intelligence10分钟
Dog senses4分钟
Canine Communication7分钟
Dog Intelligence3分钟
Ask the experts - video response8分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Overview: week 310分钟
Video references: Cat intelligence: hunting, problem solving, play and human Intelligence10分钟
Additional Resources10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Happy/content cats2分钟
Happy/content dogs2分钟
Week 3 assessment20分钟

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Living with humans

In week 4, we explore the domestic environment and how our cats and dogs adjust to this (or not). We will also discuss what behaviours may arise due to the unrealistic expectations that we may impose on our pets. The videos this week, will help you recognise the signs of fear, frustration, and anxiety, as well as other behavioural problems in cats and dogs. At the end of the week, you will be able to complete the fourth graded quiz....
Reading
9 个视频(共 57 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
Video9 个视频
Is love enough?2分钟
unrealistic expectations for animals to cope with unnatural situations - part 24分钟
Problems for our pets – what is the their experience?6分钟
Cat myths13分钟
Modern challenges for modern dogs5分钟
Dog Aggression7分钟
Street Dog5分钟
Ask the experts - video response8分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Overview: week 410分钟
Additional Resources10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Anxious/scared cats2分钟
Anxious/scared dogs2分钟
Week 4 assessment20分钟
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创建者 CNMar 4th 2018

This is a very informative, interesting and well prepared on-line course with lots of documentation that one can read later on in order to get more knowledgeable about dogs and cats. Thanks!

创建者 JKOct 15th 2017

Thank you! I do enjoyed this course. I got a lot of new information about cats stress, dogs and cats welfare. I will use this knowledge with my pets and in my dogtraining practice.

讲师

Miss Hayley Walters, RVN

Welfare and Anaesthesia

Dr Heather Bacon

Veterinary welfare edcuation and outreach
Jeanne Marchig International Centre of Animal Welfare Education

Professor Nat Waran

Professor of One Welfare
Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Dr Amy Miele

Lecturer in Clinical Animal Behaviour
Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

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