Introduction to Cat Behaviour
While cats can be a mysterious group, there is a lot you can learn about them by observing and analysing their behaviour.
This information can help you train your cats to behave well, while also giving you strategies you can use in the event they misbehave.
Understanding what is normal for each stage of a cat’s life and what you can expect in the future are key aspects of responsible pet ownership, as well as tenants of proper feline care.
This course introduces you to cat behaviour, giving you a solid foundation you can build from.
We begin by talking about what type of behaviour you can expect from cats throughout their lives, breaking this topic down by stage.
Next, we discuss ways you can manage your cat’s behaviour, including training tips and steps you can take to help improve your cat’s temperament.
A short list of things you should never do when trying to manage a cat’s behaviour is also included.
You Will Learn
- The specific type of behaviour that is considered normal for cats at each age
- The possible causes of bad behaviour in cats
- Ways you can prevent unwanted actions from occurring
- Tips you can use in the event the cat engages in those behaviours
- Information about training cats
Benefits of Taking This Course
- If you are a pet owner, learn more about what kind of behaviour your cat should be demonstrating
- If you are a professional who works with cats, you can gain valuable information worthy of passing along to your clients about cat ownership
- Learn more about the reasons why negative reinforcement does not work with cats and what you can do instead
- Gain a more thorough understanding of how factors like age and pre-existing health can impact a cat’s demeanour
- Learn more about the limits of training so you have more realistic expectations of the cats in your care
Who can take the Introduction to Cat Behaviour Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Introduction to Cat Behaviour Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.