Cats! Aloof, affectionate, regal, goofy — they’re all these things, but they ain’t dogs!


In this telecourse Dr. Kimberly Barry, who did her doctoral dissertation on house cats, will give an overview of the evolution of cats, their social signaling and interactions, and the importance of stress resonses and how to deal with them.  This is an introductory course, which will be of particular interest to dog trainers as well as anyone interested in cats.  As dog trainers, we’ve all had situations where a cat owner asked us for advice. This course will give you insight into the differences between cats and dogs, as well as a good overview of basic cat behavior.


KimBarryspeake2Kimberly Barry, Ph.D.

Dr. Barry received her MS degree in animal learning and Ph.D. in biopsychology from the University of Georgia. She is a Certified Animal Behaviorist. She has 8 years experience in private practice and has been working at the Austin city animal shelter for over four years. Her work at the shelter focuses on the development of temperament testing for dogs and cats and establishing improved conditions for shelter animals. Publications include studies on cat behavior and dog welfare. Dr. Barry is a frequent lecturer at conferences such as HSUS Expo and APDT, and is a shelter consultant in the area of temperament and welfare.

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.