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G1 courses in English are started about 1-3 times per year. You can subscribe to the course here:

Enter the G1 course

The course fee is presently approximately € 49 (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. If you will not get a place in the next planned courses, you will be placed on a waiting list and will be offered a place later on.

Note! The courses require quite some work from the students! Most of our students spend around 2-5 hours per week on the G1 course, some more, depending on earlier knowledge and how used the students are to study. Please plan ahead when you consider accepting the invitation.

Conditions (summary)

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 not 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.

G1 - General Course 1 - Cat ownership

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The G1 course has the following content:

  • Anatomy, an introduction
  • Behaviour
  • Basic information about food and nutrition
  • Indoor cat? Outdoor cat?
  • How to find the right cat breeder
  • Pedigree cat or mix breed?
  • Laws and rules regarding buying cats
  • Contracts
  • Safe environment for the cat
  • Poisoning
  • Litter trays and cat litter
  • Neuter/spay
  • Health checks
  • Vaccinations
  • The elderly cat
  • Parasites
  • Common diseases and health problems
  • Health programmes
  • The PawPeds database site
  • Cat breeds
  • Cat colours
  • Cat shows
  • Breeding?

This course is running over six weeks. The students will read articles, do tests, write, and solve problems related to the availabe articles, in groups as well as individually.

The entire course is done over the internet. You will be sitting at home working. For some of the assignments however you will need to be in contact with other participants. This is mainly done through the group forum in the course site.

Examination banner - The Rosette

Cat owners and breeders who have participated in and passed the exams of this course are listed on a specific page on PawPeds. They also have the right to use the Rosette banner shown above on their websites, to show that they have taken this course. There are other similar Rosette banners for G2 and G3. This is to encourage new breeders to learn more about cats and cat breeding before they start to breed. We also think those who make an effort to learn should get credit for that, and this is one way of giving that.

Continuation...

If you already have taken the G1 course and would like to sign up for the G2 course, please contact Dagny in order to get on the waiting list! Note that the G2 course is only open for those who have passed the G1 course!

Status report

The waiting list for the G1 course in English is in the moment 64 names long. Our two Spring courses 2017 were soon fully booked, so for next G1 courses in English we are looking at Autumn 2017. Welcome to sign up, if you are interested!

Latest update 2017-03-22