CEU Event: Play and Welfare in Human-Cat Dyads: Maximising Cat and Guardian Wellbeing

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 1.5
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


"I'm planning to present the results of a study we undertook this year surveying over 1,500 cat guardians on their cat's play and wellbeing." At the heart of animal welfare, for companion animals, is the relationship they share with the person or people responsible for their health and wellbeing. The quality of these relationships impacts both companion animal and human directly. A healthy relationship is therefore paramount to protecting and improving both animal welfare and human wellbeing. But how do we begin to build these complex, interspecies bonds? and what are the factors that differentiate a good relationship from a poor one? One factor that has received recent research is the amount and type of play behaviour exhibited in human-cat dyads. In this talk, Julia takes us through her current research into play, its role in building and maintaining human-cat bonds and keeping both our cats and ourselves happy.

Sponsor:IAABC Foundation
Speaker(s):Julia Henning

 Email: courses@iaabcfoundation.org
 Web: https://iaabcfoundation.org/events