The Truth About Cats and Dogs

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs

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About this course: 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 y…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: 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!

Created by:  The University of Edinburgh
  • Taught by:  Miss Hayley Walters, RVN

    Welfare and Anaesthesia
  • Taught by:  Dr Heather Bacon, Veterinary welfare edcuation and outreach

    Jeanne Marchig International Centre of Animal Welfare Education
  • Taught by:  Professor Nat Waran, Professor of One Welfare

    Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
  • Taught by:  Dr Amy Miele, Lecturer in Clinical Animal Behaviour

    Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


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!


10 videos, 5 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: How To Use This Course
  2. Reading: Statement of Ethics
  3. Reading: Overview: week 1
  4. Video: Welcome and meet the team
  5. Video: Introduction to week 1
  6. Discussion Prompt: Tell us why you're on this course
  7. Video: Cats in the World
  8. Video: Dogs in the World
  9. Video: Dogs, cats and humans
  10. Video: Voxpops - what our cats & dogs mean to us
  11. Discussion Prompt: What does your cat or dog mean to you?
  12. Video: Unrealistic expectations for animals to cope with unnatural situations - part 1
  13. Video: Responsibilities of pet owners
  14. Video: Responsibilities of the Veterinary Profession
  15. Video: Voxpops - what's important to our cats and dogs
  16. Discussion Prompt: What's important to your cat or dog?
  17. Practice Quiz: Sentient beings
  18. Discussion Prompt: What has been the most surprising thing from week 1?
  19. Discussion Prompt: Ask the experts
  20. Reading: Ask the experts - audio response
  21. Reading: Additional Resources

Graded: Week 1 assessment

WEEK 2


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.


8 videos, 2 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Overview: week 2
  2. Video: Introduction to week 2
  3. Video: Dog domestication
  4. Video: Dog Ethology
  5. Video: Breeds and their uses
  6. Video: Alpha Dog
  7. Practice Quiz: Test your knowledge: dogs
  8. Video: Ethology and Domestication
  9. Video: Genetics of a Cat
  10. Practice Quiz: Test your knowledge: cats
  11. Discussion Prompt: Challenges: dogs
  12. Practice Quiz: Praising dogs
  13. Practice Quiz: Cats and their environment
  14. Discussion Prompt: Ask the experts
  15. Video: Ask the experts - video response
  16. Reading: Additional Resources

Graded: Week 2 assessment

WEEK 3


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.


7 videos, 3 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Overview: week 3
  2. Video: Introduction to week 3
  3. Video: Feline body language
  4. Video: Cat intelligence: hunting, problem solving, play and human Intelligence
  5. Reading: Video references: Cat intelligence: hunting, problem solving, play and human Intelligence
  6. Video: Dog senses
  7. Video: Canine Communication
  8. Video: Dog Intelligence
  9. Practice Quiz: Happy/content cats
  10. Practice Quiz: Happy/content dogs
  11. Discussion Prompt: Ask the experts
  12. Video: Ask the experts - video response
  13. Reading: Additional Resources

Graded: Week 3 assessment

WEEK 4


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.


9 videos, 2 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Overview: week 4
  2. Video: Introduction week 4
  3. Video: Is love enough?
  4. Video: unrealistic expectations for animals to cope with unnatural situations - part 2
  5. Video: Problems for our pets – what is the their experience?
  6. Discussion Prompt: Is love enough?
  7. Video: Cat myths
  8. Video: Modern challenges for modern dogs
  9. Video: Dog Aggression
  10. Video: Street Dog
  11. Practice Quiz: Anxious/scared cats
  12. Practice Quiz: Anxious/scared dogs
  13. Discussion Prompt: Ask the experts
  14. Video: Ask the experts - video response
  15. Reading: Additional Resources

Graded: Week 4 assessment

WEEK 5


Can We Do Better? Improving Pet Quality of Life



In the final week of the course we want to reflect on what we have learned so far and start to consider how we can make changes. In doing so, improving our beloved cats and dogs lives for the better, for example through enriching their environment, training, and appropriate care at all stages of their lives (from kittens/puppies through to old age). At the end of the week, you will be able to complete the fifth and final of the graded quizzes.


8 videos, 6 readings expand


  1. Reading: Overview: week 5
  2. Video: Introduction week 5
  3. Video: Dog training - an interview with Alasdair Bunyan
  4. Video: Socialisation and training
  5. Discussion Prompt: What enrichment do you use?
  6. Video: Pets aren't people
  7. Video: Old age is not a disease
  8. Video: It's a Dog's Life Project
  9. Video: Cats in the clinic
  10. Reading: Puppy Power: Developing a puppy socialisation plan for lifelong health and welfare (part 1)
  11. Reading: Puppy Power: Developing a puppy socialisation plan for lifelong health and welfare (part 2)
  12. Reading: Podcast - How we can do better
  13. Discussion Prompt: Ask the experts
  14. Video: Ask the experts - video response
  15. Reading: Additional Resources
  16. Reading: Course survey

Graded: Week 5 assessment

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