Learn about the psychology of domestic and wild cats online to manage and shape their behaviour.
- Interaction between domestic and wild cats in cats
- Domestic cats’ behaviour training
- Managing a cat business and cat behaviour
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Nature and Scope of Cat Psychology
- Cat Industries
- Differentiating health and behavioural issues
- Feline Diabetes
- Kidney Disease
- Cat Senses and Communication
- Understanding Cat communications
- Sounds made by the Cat
- Body Language
- Understanding Natural Behaviour in Cats
- Scratch Fever
- Cat Behavioural Development
- Biological Rhythms and Sleep
- Sexual Behaviour
- Maternal Behaviour
- Eating and Drinking
- Behavioural Disorders/Abnormalities
- Nature or Nurture
- Sensitive Periods
- Neurological Development
- Cat Temperament Tests
- How Breeds Differ
- Basic Training
- Redirected Aggression
- Maternal Aggression
- Idiopathic Aggression
- Dealing with Aggression
- Inappropriate Elimination
- Excessive Vocalisation
- Geriatric Dysfunction
- Controlling killing of Wildlife
- Eating Disorders
- Abnormal Suckling
- Separation Anxiety
- Obedience Training
- Forming Habits
- Train them Early
- Operant Conditioning
- House Training
- Catching Vermin
- Cat Behaviour Management
- Cat Doors
- Microchipping and Registering
- Coming when Called
- Energy Release Activities
- Drug Treatment
- Nice Smells
- Getting Used to a Cage
- Managing Climbing
- Operating a Cat Business
- PBL Project
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Knowing cat psychology will help you control and sway your feline friend’s behaviour.
- Discuss the importance of knowing cat psychology for people and how cats think.
- Describe how cats communicate and develop an understanding of potential means through which a human might speak to a cat.
- Recognize the predictable, natural behaviours of cats and develop your ability to read their messages.
- Describe how cats’ behaviour changes as they go through different life phases.
- Explain the behavioural issues that cats frequently experience.
- Explain the methods used to train cats.
- Employ strategies to control cat behaviour.
- Learn how to manage your own cat business.
Behaviour can be controlled
Cats are quite common pets, despite the claim that “nobody has a cat” (Ellen Perry Berkeley). An estimated 34% of American homes are home to cats.
Although cats are renowned for their relative independence, humans and cats have coexisted for countless years.
In Cyprus, the jawbone of a cat that was almost 8000 years old was discovered. It is hypothesised that domestication of cats took place around 8000 years ago because it is improbable that anyone would have brought a wild cat on a boat. The discovery of a cat buried with a human 9500 years later, however, indicates that domestication may have begun far earlier than previously believed. Yet domestication is considered to have started nearly 12000 years ago in the Near East, which is much further back.
Cats were highly regarded in antiquity. Anyone found guilty of cat murder was subject to the death penalty. Cats were seen as a symbol of liberty by the ancient Romans. Yet, cats were considered to be associated with the devil and witches during the Middle Ages, serving as the witch’s familiar and other such things. It took the deaths of many people to defeat evil. Unfortunately, this was not a wise move, as some researchers believe that it contributed to the spread of the plague because the cats were not around to kill the plague-carrying rats.
Why Take this Course?
Some people take this course solely because they love cats. Others enrol in this course to get information and abilities for working with cats.
Your knowledge and awareness of cat behaviour will improve as a result of these studies, as will your ability to respond effectively in order to handle cats.
You are likely to change your perspective on cats, evaluating what they do and speculating on how people should or should not engage with them.
This course can be quite beneficial for:
- Cat lovers
- Retail managers and pet store employees
- Assistant veterinarians and other specialists in animal health
- Employees of catteries, grooming salons, and breeding facilities Animal welfare and control personnel
- Project managers, individuals involved in learning and development, and entrepreneurs