Cat Psychology and Training Course (Distance Learning)
ACS Distance Education
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Cat psychology and training course - Cats are wonderful creatures, but they can be annoying and infuriating at times. Many cat owners will know the irritations of scratched furniture and cats who do not listen to what they say. Owners have tried many different options at training their cats, including punishment, but some would argue that cats cannot be trained. Can they? Well, yes they can or they can be persuaded to act in certain ways. Some cats can be trained to walk on a lead/leash. Others can be trained to fetch balls. Whilst most cats may not be trained to perform tricks, we can use cat psychology to prevent negative and destructive behaviour, like scratching furniture.
This course is spread over eight lessons; each one having things to read, set tasks for experiential and applied learning, and an assignment which provides an opportunity for personal interaction with an expert tutor.
The lessons are:
1. Nature and Scope of Cat Psychology
Differentiating health and behavioural issues
2. Cat Senses and Communication
Understanding Cat communications
Sounds made by the Cat
3. Understanding Natural Behaviour in Cats
Cat Behavioural Development
Biological Rhythms and Sleep
Eating and Drinking
4. Behavioural Disorders/Abnormalities
Nature or Nurture
Cat Temperament Tests
How Breeds Differ
5. Basic Training
Dealing with Aggression
Controlling the Killing of Wildlife
6. Obedience Training
Train them Early
7. Cat Behaviour Management
Microchipping and Registering
Coming when Called
Energy Release Activities
Getting Used to a Cage
8. Operating a Cat Business - PBL Project
Duration: 100 hours
• Understand cat psychology and apply that knowledge to manage and influence the behaviour of cats.
• Describe how cats think, and discuss the relevance of understanding cat psychology to people.
• Explain how cats communicate; and formulate an understanding of possible ways that a human may communicate with a cat.
• Understand behaviours that are natural, hence predictable in cats; and learn to read signals that cats give.
• Explain how cats develop behavioural characteristics throughout stages of their life.
• Describe commonly occurring behavioural problems in cats.
Describe techniques for training cats
• Implement measures to manage the behaviour of cats.
• Develop knowledge on running your own cat business.
Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Pet-Care/CAT-PSYCHOLOGY-AND-TRAINING-BAG222-722.aspx
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