G3 - Basic Course 3 - Cat Breeding Picture

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The content of the G3 course in summary:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • The danger of breeding for extremes
  • Behaviour
  • Communication
  • Behaviour problems
  • Reproduction and reproduction disorders
  • Kittens and kitten problems
  • Colour genetics and pedigree info
  • Population genetics
  • Breeding for health
  • Designing a health programme
  • Working with health
  • Analysing a genome
  • Breeding and selection
  • Evaluation systems
  • Breeding progression
  • Showing vs breeding
  • Development of the breeds
  • Keeping cats together in groups
  • Infectious pressure
  • Infectious diseases
  • Teeth and oral cavity
  • Nutrition for cat
  • BARF
  • Economy and selling
  • Special project

The course is scheduled over 12 weeks plus the addition of two recovery weeks. As in earlier courses the course participants will read articles, do tests, write short essays and solve problems in connection with the articles. There are both group assignments and individual assignments.

Keep in mind that the courses of PawPeds demand a lot of work from the participants, that this course G3 is the most demanding one and that you therefore should expect many working hours!

NB! To be accepted for a G3 course, there are some requirements that must be met: A G3 course applicant should have bred at least one, preferably two (or more) litter of pedigreed kittens in his/her own home. Exemption can be given if a prospective course participant by other means has earned enough experience of breeding and working with breeding cats. Please contact PawPeds if you are in doubt.

About the language G3 is translated into English to provide a better opportunity for everyone to learn more. The G3 courses in English and Swedish are very intensive and rich in contents. Most of the material and texts are very technical, requiring a better command of English than when compared with G1-EN and G2-EN. Most of the G3 EN course participants and course leaders are non-English when it comes to mother tongue. We all do rely on English for communication and studying. Everyone, participants and course leaders included, rely on one language (only English) for communication, for studying and for working out the tasks, alone or together in small groups. If someone constantly requests or totally uses a translator as aid for understanding texts and other course material and for understanding communication, this person will have a very difficult time, will inconvenience other participants and find it impossible to fully enjoy the course.

Entering the course

If you would like to sign up to take the G3 course, please contact Dagny and ask to be added to the waiting list. Note that the G3 course only is open for those who have taken the G2 course and got the examination banner!

The course fee is presently approximately € 147 (plus bank fees for transfering the money). The price might change over time. You will not have to pay until we can offer you a place in the course and you have accepted. If you can not get a place in the next planned course, you will be placed on a waiting list and will be offered a place later on.

Conditions

Note that the course fee will not be reimbursed if you decide to leave the course or if you change your mind before the course starts, regardless of the reasons for this. You also can not count on obtaining a place in a future course unless you pay the fee for that place.

We make no difference between the reasons why a student leaves the course or changes his/her mind. The reasons are often very personal, and we feel we should not investigate these in order to judge if a student has a good enough reason to drop out of the course.

If a person who paid the course fee informs us very early that he/she can't take the course, preferrably before the course starts, we can in some cases arrange it so that the course fee can be used for a later course instead. This is only if we can fill the place in the course with another participant. However, it can not be required from us to solve this for a participant.

If a student drops out during the course we can sometimes offer the student a place in a future course if another student dropped out from that course. For this to be an option the later student must have dropped out from his/her course at the same time as the student who is to take over the place, or earlier. This means that the later in the course a student drops out the better are the chances to take up the course again in a future course without having to pay again. We will do what we can to help, but we can not guarantee that we can solve it in all cases. If you want to make sure to be able to take up the studies again at a later course you will have to sign up again and pay the course fee again when you get the invitation. You will then have a new place right from the start of that course.

Examination banner

Cat owners and breeders who participate in and pass the exams of this course will be listed on a specific page on PawPeds. They will also have the right to use the banner shown above on their websites, to show that they have taken this course.

The waiting list for the G3 course in English is in the moment 29 names long. Our autumn course 2017 was soon fully booked, so for next G3 course in English we are looking at Spring 2018. Welcome to sign up, if you are interested!

Latest update 2017-07-28