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The Truth About Cats and Dogs

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 ...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 4h 21m
Language: English

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Description

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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Who is the instructor? Is Miss Hayley Walters, RVN a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Miss Hayley Walters, RVN has created 2 courses that got 421 reviews which are generally positive. Miss Hayley Walters, RVN has taught 146913 students and received a 4.8 average review out of 421 reviews. Depending on the information available, Miss Hayley Walters, RVN is a TRUSTED instructor.
Welfare and Anaesthesia
University of Edinburgh
Hayley qualified as a veterinary nurse through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. She spent 7 years in mixed animal practice in Derbyshire before leaving England in 2006 to work for animal welfare charity ‘Animals Asia’ with Asiatic black bears rescued from the bile farming industry in China. She also ran dog shelter management projects in the three years she was there for dogs misplaced in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008 and dogs rescued from illegal dog meat traders. In 2012 she moved to Scotland to take up a new position as a Welfare and Anaesthesia veterinary nurse for the University of Edinburgh. Hayley is part of the anaesthesia team and is responsible for training veterinary students and nurses in all aspects of anaesthesia, handling, inpatient care and pain management at the teaching hospital of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Hayley also teaches animal welfare, nursing and clinical skills to veterinary students in developing countries for the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education. Her focus is on improving veterinary education through excellence in patient care and also promoting humane alternatives to live animals in veterinary education. Hayley has been involved in many clinical skills workshops in veterinary teaching schools in Asia and Eastern Europe and is in the process of helping two vet schools in Sri Lanka and India set up their first ever veterinary nurse training programme. Hayley is the first veterinary nurse to sit on BSAVA’s International Affairs Committee and has won several awards for her commitment to improving animal welfare through veterinary nursing including The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s Golden Jubilee She has a little dog called Stewart who was rescued from the illegal dog meat trade in Thailand and who Hayley met when she was volunteering at a rescue shelter there in 2013.

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Freshness

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Platform: Coursera
Video: 4h 21m
Language: English

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