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September 24, 2020 - The importance of enrichment for cats (Online)
Enrichment and Choices for Cats Webinar - cat playing with a wand on floorboards

Thinking inside the box - the importance of enrichment and choice for cats is a live webinar presented by the PPGA (Pet Professional Guild of Australia) and hosted by Andrea Carne, behaviour consultant at Cattitude.

Unlike dogs, cats are often seen as independent, aloof animals who only tolerate humans, can look after themselves and don't need much looking after. Recent scientific studies turns that all on its head. Cats love their humans more than you think and how they live their lives with us dramatically affects their overall health and wellbeing.
Andrea will show you how even small changes to a cat's environment and offering them some choice and control in that environment can have a big impact

When: Thursday 24th September 2020, from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: Free for PPGA Members; $20.00 for Public

To learn more or to book online, click here

Any time - Cat Psychology & Training (Online)
This Animal Psychology home study course will help you understand cat psychology and apply that knowledge to manage and influence the behaviour of your cats.
  • Cat communication - domestic and wild cats
  • Cat behaviour training - domestic cats
  • Cat behaviour
  • Cat business management 
Course duration and pace: 100 hours of self paced study. Start the course at any time and study at a pace to suit you. Take 12 months to complete the course with as much or as little tutor guidance or support as you need.

Course Code: BAG222
Qualification: Statement of Attainment

Cost: $647.90 (inc. GST) at

Any time  - Responsible Cat Ownership Course (Online)
The Responsible Cat Ownership Course gives you some basic information about your legal responsibilities as a cat owner.

It will also help you be a better companion to your cat, teaching you about the best food, how to keep your pet entertained, dealing with scratching and yowling, and making sure your cat stays safely at home.

The course covers three main topics:
Section 1 – Rights and responsibilities
Section 2 – Cat welfare and management
Section 3 – Cat behaviour

You can do this course online in your own time by downloading the training manual:
Responsible Cat Ownership Training Course Manual (PDF - 2.7 MB)
Responsible Cat Ownership Training Course Manual (WORD - 64.3 KB)

For more details, click here

From February 2021 - Feline Medicine Distance Education
If cats could talk, they'd be the first to tell you that they require refined, particular and focused care.

An unwell cat poses many unique challenges to the small animal practitioner and the difference between managing canine and feline patients (in both the art and the science of veterinary medicine) is well recognised.
This course is designed to reinforce, deepen and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive and enjoyable way. In addition, it will provide you with valuable information to make your practice more feline friendly. Cement your knowledge with the case-focused workshop.The Feline Medicine Distance Education course is truly an international course. Depending on your location once you enrol you will join a cohort of participants in your part of the world. 
For more details on all Small Animal Medicine courses offered by the University of Sydney (Centre for Veterinary Education), click here

An integrative approach to behaviour cases with Dr Kate Lindsey (Free Podcast)

Dr Kate Lindsey is a veterinarian who has had a lifelong fascination with animals and their behaviour. After feeling confused and uncomfortable with the high rates of euthanasia due to behavioural reasons seen in veterinary practice, Kate pursued further studies in this field and founded Kalmpets in Perth, WA. 

Dr Sarah Howard discusses with Dr Kate Lindsay emerging research in the field of behavioural medicine and the crossover between canine and human mental illnesses. We then jump into the specifics of how she uses diet and supplements to aid in the management of her cases.

To listen to this free podcast, click Pure Animal Podcast (Apple Podcast)
Are you running an educational course, seminar  or webinar aimed at cat owners or pet professionals in Australia?

Why not send us an email with all the details to be listed (free) in our next round-up?

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