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!
This course is a very good overview for people beginning their studies of dogs and cats. Pertinent videos and additional resource suggestions provide further opportunities to study more details.
교육 기관: Jade B•
Great insight into cats and dogs and the care required for them. Love the videos and interactivity. Really enjoyable course. The title doesn't really do it justice really! Would be great to have a course just for the care of dogs which people who are considering getting a dog could take (cover puppies/dogs and rescue dogs). Just the basics and resources for what is actually required for a dog- rather than just running out and getting a puppy because they are cute! "Becoming a dog owner or becoming a better dog owner" Same for cats.
교육 기관: Rozana T•
This course was very interesting, it gave me an opportunity to learn new things about dogs, which I did not know so much about & see the professionals' view on cats & compare it with my own knowledge & observations. I appreciated the instructors' genuine caring for both species' welfare. I also learned about the organizations, resources & laws governing animal protection in the UK & Scotland. Last but not least I am now most motivated to further study & pursue a more formal academic degree on the subject.
교육 기관: Rachelle A L•
Great course! I have been a pet owner since I was young, and these days, I am into watching videos of animal welfare and behavior training, so this course greatly helped me understand more specifically about dogs, as I have more pet dogs at home. Anyone who would want to understand more about their pets or cats and dogs in general will understand how you can better provide your pets basic needs, which will help make your pets have a better and long life with you as an owner.
교육 기관: SHASHANK S•
THIS COURSE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE BEHAVIOR OF CATS AND DOG . I DONT HAVE ANY CAT AND DOG YET BUT I TAKE THIS COURSE BECAUSE I LOVE THEM AND NOW I CAME TO KNOW LOTS ABOUT THEM . SO WHEN I TAKE THEM HOME THIS KNOWLEDGE WILL BE VERY HELPFUL. FOR ME.I WAS BITTEN BY A DOG 6 TO 8 YEARS BEFORE THEN I AFRAID FROM THEM BUT NOW I LOVE THEN.SO VERY THANKS TO EDX AND THE UNIVERSITY FOR SUCH A COURSE COME AGAIN WITH SOMETHING NEW. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ONCE AGAIN.
교육 기관: Sonya L S•
This was a great refresher course for me as I have been a pet owner for most of my life and have 4 cats and 1 dog at present. I knew a lot of the things the course went over but also learn some valuable information to help make things better for my animals. I enjoyed the course so much and have put into practice some of the things I learned. I am seeing a difference in the personal habits of my pets because of these changes. Happier pets and a calmer house.
교육 기관: Samantha M•
This course is especially helpful to anyone who is new to pet ownership, or even those who think they are experienced. It is full of the most up to date info on Cat and Dog behaviour and how we can help them live a good life with us. Although we love them, we might not always realize that what we are doing is perhaps not the best for them and could be done better - this course will make you think about this and find ways to improve their life with you.
교육 기관: Linda M•
I learned some really interesting things about the way cats and dogs see their world. I have a difficult dog so I have spent quite a bit of time learning how to handle her and much of the information here was familiar to me. But, the information about cats was almost entirely new to me. I have been telling everyone I know who has a cat all about it. !!! Loved the course, people teaching it seemed so kind and focused on the well being of our pets.
교육 기관: Katherine A C V•
Me parece un curso muy interesante, logre reforzar ciertos contenidos de mi carrera y sirve para que las personas con mascotas puedan adquirir nuevos conocimientos acerca de como asegurar el bienestar de sus animales en casa y asegurar su máximo cuidado y felicidad!!. Disfrute mucho la forma en la que este curso te entrega toda esta información a través de conferencias y textos para complementar.
교육 기관: Aileen S•
A fantastic course which I thoroughly enjoyed. I learned so much more about my own cat and how to look after her welfare better and to understand her more. I would really recommend this course to any pet owner or even someone considering buying a cat or dog. The videos were excellent and helped to communicate the course information in a very good way. Thanks for letting me complete it!
교육 기관: Yasmin C B•
Esse curso foi incrivelmente perfeito, irá me ajudar todos os dias a se tornar uma profissional veterinária melhor e me auxiliar a conduzir uma consulta veterinária segura e menos estressante aos meus animais, assim como promover melhor bem-estar e comunicação com os meus pets em casa, garantindo que tenham acesso aos melhores recursos para eles. Eu agradeço demais por essa oportunidade.
교육 기관: pilar e•
Muchas gracias por compartir vuestros excelentes conocimientos y experiencias, he aprendido algunas cosas que pueden ser útiles para mi perra y que pueden ayudarnos a ser más felices. Entiendo que cada caso es diferente, pero tal vez he echado de menos algún consejo práctico más, aunque comprendo que no se puede generalizar. Muchas gracias y saludos cordiales.
교육 기관: Lindsay W B•
The content and delivery of this course is excellent.
Each video is concise and informative with very useful insights into dog and cat behaviour, stressing the importance of understanding each individual animal and their five welfare needs.
The educators in the videos are obviously passionate about all types of pets and animals, which also enhanced the course.
교육 기관: Meng Z•
Fundamental knowledge about casts and dogs that everyone who wants to go near them should know. For (perspective) pet owners this is a great way to start with the research. The lessons are very systematic and the Q&As are very pragmatic. Minor inconvenience: it might not be user-friendly for non-English speakers since the Q&As are not subtitled.
교육 기관: Jan M•
Great course. I feel a real achievement finishing the course. It was a very professional course. I learnt some key concepts and facts about cats and dogs. I recommend this course if you want to care for your pets better. Thanks to the teachers at University of Edinburgh. You've improved my knowledge and now the animals around me will be happier!
교육 기관: Nayara N S•
It was a wonderful course with valuable information which will help on being a better pet owner. The information is straight to the point and extremely well-dosed to an online course of 5 weeks. I strongly recommend this course in case you are interested in checking what you already know about cats and dogs, besides adding new hands-on details.
교육 기관: Louise A•
I am absolutely thrilled that I took this course. Even though at times it seemed a natural thing to do, there are many ways and circumstances in order to make our furry friends happy. I learned a whole lot about breeds and sicknesses, extremely interesting. As a cat and dog sitter I have gained valuable knowledge which I will put to good use.
교육 기관: Joana F•
Thank you so much for all the time you've spend doing this course. It has been very interesting and also re-assuring for me on how to treat my pets in a right way. I would have loved to learn more about the interaction with cats at home, how to play with them or if clicker training works very well on them, how to motivate older cats for play.
교육 기관: Jennifer H•
I am very pleased with the course. The instructors were very thorough given the time constraints. It reaffirmed some things I know and pointed out common misconceptions. I volunteer for a small animal rescue and will share this information with adopters so they and their new animals have a better life.
Thank you so much for this opportunity.
교육 기관: ELENI P•
A very interesting lesson not only for professionals but also for all animal lovers who want to learn how to ensure the well-being of their pets and strays. A lesson that promotes love to every living being and humanity by extension. Congratulations to all educators. Thank you very much for the opportunity you gave me to attend your course!
교육 기관: Chris L•
Very informative and engaging, with lots of examples and supporting data, clarified many myths. I gained very valuable and practical knowledge from this course. Hope that, one day, everything in this course will be a pre-requisite of being a pet owner and will become common sense.
Thank you very much for offering this course on Coursera!
교육 기관: Nuhamin A•
I really enjoyed this MOOC. It didn't feel like I was learning or studying because the contents were really fun. It is very interesting that I wanted to know more and more. I loved this MOOC as it showed me the world through my pet's eyes. the person I am to my pets before this MOOC and after are very different. Thank you for having me.
교육 기관: Verna K•
This course was excellent! It contained a plethora of current information, research-based, about the dogs and cats that have been part of my household for decades. The professors and other presenters explained well -- clearly in a straightforward way. I feel better-equipped, now, to take care of our animals appropriately.
교육 기관: Alyssa A•
This course took only a few days to complete and was a great use of my time! I came to learn more about our feline friends but learnt a lot more about dogs than I had expected and intended on learning. I greatly recommend this course for all animal lovers, whether you have a pet, intend on getting one, or just love animals.
교육 기관: Hanna B•
That was my first completed online course. It was extremely useful, thank you! Now there are more rational things rather than intuitive. I started to understand my friends better. It is sad that I can't improve everything, but this course gave me lots of practical information that can and should be applied. Thanks again!
교육 기관: Zeljka T•
I would heartily recommend this course to any person who loves animals, owns them or wants to own them. It will give you a deep insight into the cat and the dog behaviour. It will instruct you wisely about pet owner's responsibilities, all in the effort to provide a better quality of life to a pet and an owner likewise.