November 8, 2017 Photos by: Igor Normann/Shutterstock.com
Your pet has something they want to tell you. The good news? There is an online course that’ll teach you to what they’re trying to say.
What if I told you that you could read your cat or dog’s mind? Well, you can’t (at least, not yet), but what you can do is understand what they’re trying to say to you through their behavior and nonverbal communication.
An online course from The University of Edinburgh, titled “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” helps you walk a mile in your furry friend’s paws. Starting with utilizing scientific findings to understand your pet’s view of the world, to deciphering all the little things your pet does, this course is aimed at pet parents who want to finally find out what’s going on in their furball’s head.
Exploring the core of human-animal relationship, The Truth About Cats and Dogs covers every aspect of our companionship and helps you learn what is the best possible care for your pet and how to provide it. Sometimes, we make mistakes in our attitude and communication with pets, without even realizing it. Once you master the techniques of non-verbal communication with canines and felines, you won’t be wondering what it means when your cat blinks at you or your pooch scoots on their butt.
Apart from learning about the hidden meaning behind your pet’s behavior, body language, facial expressions, and their many quirks, you’ll get to find out what you can do to improve the life of your four-legged best friend. The course is based on scientifically validated methods and is taught by a group of animal experts that have dedicated years to studying behavior and welfare of pets.
Until scientists come up with a futuristic device that will help you translate woofs and meows into words, this is the best possible alternative. This online course will teach you about the intricacies of animal behavior and communication, and provide invaluable insight into what’s needed to give your furball the life they deserve.
Interested in getting to the bottom of why your dog barks at the mailman? Sign up for The Truth About Cats and Dogs course at Coursera.
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she’s not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.