This course contains an introduction, which offers an insight in the structure of the course. In the theoretical part of ethology and animal well fare, most of the attention goes to causality and function of behavior. The organization and physiology of behavior will be described as well as the ontogenic and phylogenic development. First we will get acquainted with the domestication and description of animal well fare and thereafter we will study the ethograms of some domestic animals (cat, dog, pig, horse,…). During the second Bachelor year in the Clinical Skills Lab, initiation lessons will be given concerning the handling of domestic animals, the student is gaining insights in to the correct approach and handling of a variety of animals. During a few excursions and practical weeks, the gained knowledge is put into practice.