Dec 13, 2020
I learned valuable information about dogs. I can better understand the thought processes of my own dogs. I really like that the lecture slides were provided after the lectures, so I could review them.
Aug 3, 2019
Great course with a lot of new information, not just about dogs but even domestication of other species, including humans. The predictability of aggression in humans would be an interesting next topic
By Aubrey R•
Mar 15, 2020
As a dog trainer I was really excited about this course. But much of the content was about humans and great apes and the rest all seemed like a long-form ad for Dognition, Dr. Hare's app. I did learn a few things that are useful for my career and quite a few factoids that are just neat to know, but overall I was pretty disappointed with course content.
By Sandra O•
Oct 29, 2019
I hadn't heard about ecological approach to cognition, and having someone explain the different ways in which different animals can be "smart" felt helpful even if a bit oversimplified.
That said, it felt a lot like an advertisement (worked on me, I think the product is cool) and a bit rushed in places (typos, some lectures with very little substance).
By Maikel J P•
Nov 10, 2016
The course was good, but I think that only it's really enjoyable if you have a dog. As the professor says, both the book and the online resource Dognition isn't needed for the completion of this course. The book was really good, but I think that Dognition was too expensive, especially if you haven't a dog (not useful).
By Andreu T E•
Apr 23, 2020
The material that's taught is great but the name of the course is a little disappointing. It is more focused in human and ape cognition that you would expect and if you are looking to this course as a tool to help you understand your dog better I would say that this course isn't for you.
By Heather L•
Dec 7, 2020
To be honest this course was not what I expected. It was very science and evolution driven when I expected to learn more about how dogs think and work. A large chunk of the course information was about primates and foxes, only dabbling into the dog side here and there.
By Candy M•
Jan 6, 2020
Lots of the information was interesting, but I feel that a lot of the lectures spent too much time on anecdotes and examples. I don't feel as though the amount I learned was relative to the amount of time spent getting through the course.
By Abhishek G•
Aug 11, 2020
While the course certainly provided insights into Dog cognition and their relation with humans, there is much more i was looking for in this. Next, the course could cover the 'how' of dog thinking patterns, if at all that can be known.
By kelly g•
May 28, 2018
I expect the course to concentrate on dog cognition and have a lot more information on dog behaviours and emotions. Although it did cover these areas i felt some weeks i didn't learn anything new about dogs
By Samantha D C•
Jan 6, 2016
I did enjoy this course, but at times I felt a little bored, like it was loosing my interest. Some of the information given was more about other species and I think that's what made it less gripping for me.
By Amanda S•
Aug 18, 2020
Great info but when I try to share the certificate it says signed by John Doe. I expect a mailed certificate with a seal for $50, not a crappy certificate that isn’t signed or able to be displayed.
By Mallory H•
Sep 20, 2020
More of a crash course but there are some very interesting topics. Reading The Genius of dogs along with the course is highly recommended. Some of the review questions are difficult to understand.
By Rosanna L•
May 28, 2017
Interesting course, some of the videos were a little long for the information provided, but was good to hear about comparisons in dogs, wolves and apes and the experiments conducted.
By Rebecca r•
Mar 27, 2019
This course was really interesting and has taught me a lot. However the first few weeks were not as focused on dogs, they tended to be more about apes and humans and evoution.
By Johana S•
Jul 4, 2020
An ideally inclusive offering for you and your companion to explore at home. In-depth evolutionary theory for you, and the toolkit to test the theories with your friend
By Jose L L•
Jun 12, 2020
I learned about dogs only on the latter week 6 -8. wish you could've went with that. The history was okay but it was too dragging for me.
By Wenyi L•
Oct 18, 2015
I have learnt some basic knowledge about dog's congnition. It may be more interesting if I have a dog to take part in these experments.
By Samuel O•
Aug 12, 2020
Didn't really learn about Dog emotions until week 7&8 out of 8 weeks, the first couple of weeks were talking about other animals.
By Ranjini M•
Jun 6, 2020
The course could have been a little more precise. Video lectures could have been more direct. Would have saved a lot of time.
By Emilee G•
Sep 19, 2017
Too much info about evolution and apes etc, not enough with dogs. Good teacher, but not as helpful as I'd hoped.
By Gretchen G•
Dec 31, 2015
Interesting insights into human interactions with dogs. I just could not finish the entire class.
Mar 10, 2017
Compared to the other courses, this one is kind of boring, but learned some origination of dogs :)
By Luyi L•
Jan 2, 2017
Too many gestures, movements and ahhhs, slides available but not downloadable (what's the point?).
By Goti P p•
Jul 7, 2020
this program is really used full to me. i was learning so new type of things to tech my dog.
By sayna p•
Oct 20, 2018
The instructor advertised his book and website so much that it took away from the content.
By Dalia G•
Aug 16, 2020
too detailed, too much information to process but the lecturer was actually pretty fun.