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The Truth About Cats and Dogs, 爱丁堡大学

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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!...


創建者 CN

Mar 04, 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!

創建者 JK

Oct 15, 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.


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創建者 Hellas Forex

Feb 19, 2019


創建者 Julia Audije Gil

Feb 17, 2019

I recommend this course to all cat and dogs lovers.

創建者 Antonia Anderson Black

Feb 17, 2019

I loved this course! It's my favourite MOOC I've done on here so far! Very engaging and enjoyable, lovely instructors and the other students have been really nice on the forums! The content was excellent, I would absolutely recommend this to anyone interested in the area or even just a pet owner or animal lover :) Amazing course!

創建者 Roslyn McDonald

Feb 02, 2019

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


Jan 25, 2019

An interesting and challenging course!

創建者 Gabriel Ybarra

Jan 20, 2019

Simply excellent. Lots of learning and so much fun!

創建者 Sara jones

Jan 11, 2019

A good basic introduction to the subject

創建者 Carrie Del Vicario

Jan 09, 2019

I have a greater appreciation for dogs and what we as humans mean to them and what they mean to us.


Dec 13, 2018

Very interesting course and well informed and enthusiastic tutors.

創建者 Michelle Prael

Dec 12, 2018

I learned a lot. Thank you Coursera.