Welcome to the course!

Warm welcome!

Melissa and Katariina (photo: Salme Mujunen)

I’m Dr Katariina Mäki, and I teach the HealthyBreeding courses. My courses are based on researched knowledge and my book Dog Breeding – The Basics of Heredity and Breeding (Koirataito SM 2018 – unfortunately only published in Finnish so far!), written with Salme Mujunen.

In addition to dog examples, I also use examples from other species, especially cats and horses. My courses are therefore suitable for anyone interested in heredity and breeding.

I hope you enjoy my courses!

Available courses

All available courses will be displayed here on healthybreeding.com.

Your password

The password is not set at checkout when you purchase a course, but you will receive an email with a link to set the password.

You can change your password in two ways:

  1. If you are not logged in to the system, you can change your password using the “Forgot your password?” function on the login page.
  2. If you are logged in, you can change your password in the Account details section of the My Account page.

Access to the course after purchase

You will be logged in to the course platform as soon as you have paid for the course. You can click on the first lesson to open it immediately. Exceptions to this are pre-purchased courses, where the lessons will open as soon as the course starts.

Later, you can login to the platform by clicking on the Log In link at the top of the page. Log in using either your email address or the username that was automatically generated when you purchased the course. Your username has been sent to your email with a link to set and change your password.

You can find your own courses on the My Courses page of the course platform.

Learning in the course

(this text will also be sent to you by email when you purchase the course)


The course consists of lessons in which you will learn through lecture videos. All the points I make in the lecture videos can be found in the text of each lesson. So you don’t have to search for a particular point in the video if you want to go back and check something.

In some lessons, you will find links to further information on the topics covered in the lesson. You do not need to follow these links to complete the course, they are just for additional info.

At the end of each lesson there is a short quiz to test your learning.

Questions about the lesson topics?

At the end of each lesson there is a discussion section where you can ask questions and discuss the lesson topics with other students. I am there also and will answer any questions raised in the lessons.

You can write comments and questions in the ‘Leave a reply’ box – just ignore the box title. You can also reply to other people’s comments and questions, or post a completely new question or comment.

How to progress through the course

You must complete the lessons in order. You can work through the course at your own pace. You can watch lecture videos, read texts, and take quizzes as often as you like.

Course feedback

In the last lesson there is a satisfaction survey where you can also make suggestions for improvements to the course. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Course certificate

Once you have completed all the lessons, you can find your course certificate on My Courses page. You can save and share the certificate on social media or print it out. The hashtag for social media is #HealthyBreedingCourse.

How long will the course material be available?

You will have permanent access to the course.

Please note that these online courses and their content are the property of my company (Katariina Mäki Oy, business ID 3318910-2). The online courses and their content are protected by copyright and may not be copied, stored, distributed, displayed, transmitted or used for any purpose other than my own personal use.

Most common problems

Username and password

If you have forgotten your password, you can use the ‘Forgot your password?’ function on the login page. This will also allow you to change your password even if you have not forgotten it.

If you are not receiving a password or other system messages in your email, please check that you have created a username with the correct email address. Also check your spam folder. If you find a message there, mark it as non-spam. That way, the emails will go straight to your inbox.

Can’t see the content of your online course?

If the course platform prompts you to go back and complete the previous lesson, you have probably forgotten to mark the lesson as completed. You can do this by clicking on the button at the end of the lesson.

If this is not the case, check that your browser has been updated recently and restart it. If that doesn’t help, do the same for your device and make sure it’s updated to the latest version.

If your course progress or achievements are displayed incorrectly, clearing your cache will often help. You can find instructions for clearing your cache by googling. Different browsers have different instructions – make sure that the instructions apply to the browser you are using.

For any other problems, please contact me.

Contact me

If you have any questions or feedback about the course, the course platform, or the online store, or would like to give me feedback, please feel free to email me at katariina (at) healthybreeding.com.

Questions related to the topics covered in the lessons (breeding and genetics) will be answered in the lesson discussion boards on the course platform.

Me and my Icelandic horse Sefja frá Gliti a.k.a. Ellinoora (photo: Nova Mäkelä)

Have fun studying!