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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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Section
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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 vidéos (Total 32 min), 5 lectures, 2 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Introduction to week 12 min
Cats in the World4 min
Dogs in the World3 min
Dogs, cats and humans5 min
Voxpops - what our cats & dogs mean to us3 min
Unrealistic expectations for animals to cope with unnatural situations - part 11 min
Responsibilities of pet owners2 min
Responsibilities of the Veterinary Profession2 min
Voxpops - what's important to our cats and dogs2 min
Reading5 lectures
How To Use This Course10 min
Statement of Ethics10 min
Overview: week 110 min
Ask the experts - audio response10 min
Additional Resources10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Sentient beings2 min
Week 1 assessment20 min

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3 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 77 min), 2 lectures, 5 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Dog domestication13 min
Dog Ethology5 min
Breeds and their uses6 min
Alpha Dog5 min
Ethology and Domestication6 min
Genetics of a Cat9 min
Ask the experts - video response27 min
Reading2 lectures
Overview: week 210 min
Additional Resources10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Test your knowledge: dogs10 min
Test your knowledge: cats10 min
Praising dogs2 min
Cats and their environment2 min
Week 2 assessment20 min

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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 vidéos (Total 44 min), 3 lectures, 3 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Feline body language5 min
Cat intelligence: hunting, problem solving, play and human Intelligence10 min
Dog senses4 min
Canine Communication7 min
Dog Intelligence3 min
Ask the experts - video response8 min
Reading3 lectures
Overview: week 310 min
Video references: Cat intelligence: hunting, problem solving, play and human Intelligence10 min
Additional Resources10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Happy/content cats2 min
Happy/content dogs2 min
Week 3 assessment20 min

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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 vidéos (Total 57 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Is love enough?2 min
unrealistic expectations for animals to cope with unnatural situations - part 24 min
Problems for our pets – what is the their experience?6 min
Cat myths13 min
Modern challenges for modern dogs5 min
Dog Aggression7 min
Street Dog5 min
Ask the experts - video response8 min
Reading2 lectures
Overview: week 410 min
Additional Resources10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Anxious/scared cats2 min
Anxious/scared dogs2 min
Week 4 assessment20 min
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par 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!

par 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.

Enseignants

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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