Chevron Left
Back to The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Learner Reviews & Feedback for The Truth About Cats and Dogs by The University of Edinburgh

4.8
stars
2,145 ratings

About the 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!...

Top reviews

UK

Apr 25, 2020

Very useful,many new insights about cats and allowing me to get rid of many wrong and overcome ideas about dogs! Interesting and gripping, almost effortless for me because of the fun I had! Thanks!

HR

Mar 26, 2020

I learned so much about how to decrease stress for my pets and increase their happiness. I also learned how to better communicate with them. Thank you for helping improve my pets quality of life!

Filter by:

76 - 100 of 599 Reviews for The Truth About Cats and Dogs

By Jennifer S

Jul 19, 2017

By Sarah R

May 31, 2018

By Marco M

Aug 17, 2020

By Dr A H

Apr 30, 2020

By Ya H C L

Mar 24, 2019

By Emily L R

May 25, 2020

By Gabriela M

May 30, 2020

By Andrea V

Sep 18, 2022

By lucia c p

Aug 3, 2021

By LaTonia W

Jul 15, 2019

By Sophie P K

May 28, 2018

By Chill P

Apr 4, 2021

By Mrs L B

May 12, 2020

By Kaustuv B

Aug 17, 2021

By L G

Dec 1, 2019

By Lyliah H

Jun 28, 2020

By Cheryl H

Aug 11, 2017

By Vanessa M C

Oct 8, 2019

By Tony S

Nov 27, 2017

By Daniela A C L

Apr 29, 2020

By Patricia J

Apr 24, 2020

By Muhammad F A

Aug 25, 2019

By Ida M

Jun 18, 2017

By Vanille

Apr 24, 2020

By Megan A C

Nov 11, 2020