Learn the How and Why of Feline Behaviour. Online Learning in Domestic and Wild cat psychology. 


Learn to understand how cats think, and to control their behaviour, through training and other means.

Cat communication is the method a cat uses to communicate with other cats, animals and humans. A cat may communicate through movement, posture, noise and chemical signals. The communication processes a cat uses have been changed by the process of domesticating them into the human world.. Cats can also communicate using body language.


Lesson Aims:

  • 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.


Cats can be Big Business

Cats have been kept as pets and working animals by people for thousands of years. They have been important to farmers, for keeping mice and rats under control, and sometimes kept by others for the same reason.

There are many industries that are based partially if not fully on cats – veterinarians, behaviourists, cat trainers, cat carers, such as breeders, home visitors and so on. But there are also other industries that focus on cats – cat cages, cat clothes, clothes with cats on, bowls, bedding and so on for cats, veterinary supplies, herbal and homeopathic treatments and so much more. 

The “cat industry” is a large industry with so many owners following the “catology cult”.

Training Cats isn't always straight forward. Before considering any training with cats, it is important to determine that there is no medical reason for the cat’s behaviour.

If a cat normally behaves in a certain way, such as using their cat litter appropriately, is happy to be stroked, but then suddenly changes, it could be because there is an underlying medical issue.  

If a cat normally uses the litter box appropriately, but then begins to urinate or defecate anywhere, it could be an underlying health issue, such as a urinary tract infection, feline kidney disease or feline diabetes.


Some Interesting Facts About Cat Communication 

  • A cat that increases the overall size of its body by stretching and standing as tall as possible it is attempting to intimidate its rivals or a perceived threat.
  • Arching can be a sign of aggression and fear.
  • Lying on its back with chest and stomach exposed denotes trust and comfort.
  • Lying on its side – A cat may also lie this way so it is able to defend itself with all four claws.
  • Slow blinking indicates relaxation.
  • Open mouth with no teeth showing suggests playfulness.
  • Flattened Ears indicate the cat feels threatened and may attack.
  • Pricked ears indicate the cat is interested in what is going on in the environment around it. Pricked ears coupled with a raised head shows dominance and coupled with a lowered head shows submissiveness.

What to do next? 
The animal industry needs suitably skilled and confident people now! Today one of the biggest cat protection agencies in the UK is advertising close to 50 vacancies! 

Gain a Statement of Attainment in Cat Psychology and Training and demonstrate exactly how much you know cats. This course content is not limited to domestic cats. If you are seeking opportunities working with wild cat populations, you should view this course as professional development in your role. 

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