Aug 04, 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
Sep 24, 2017
Muy interesante, un curso lleno de teorías y explicaciones en torno al concepto de cognición, un concepto complejo. Recomendado para aquellos que les interesa el tema de la mente humana y canina.
創建者 Mariana C L•
Jul 16, 2017
En general está ok! pero siento que muchas clases son bastante repetitivas.
創建者 LaVonia A S•
Aug 26, 2015
創建者 Verena S•
Dec 17, 2015
I enjoyed a lot of this course, especially the parts about evolution and social intelligence. Very interesting!! However, as a professional dog trainer and having studied through the Karen Pryor Academy, I was VERY disappointed to see Brian Hare's misunderstanding of clicker training. I would be happy to chat with him about the realities of clicker training and how an event marker works, if he'd be interested ;)
Futhermore, I bought the book and paid for a certificate, but because I took over 180 days to complete the course (despite the course being "self-paced, with suggested deadlines to help you keep on track), I did not get my certificate and was informed that to get it I'd have to pay again for the same product.
創建者 Amelie K•
Dec 08, 2015
It was a little long before getting to the REALLY interesting stuff, but it's a good course for what you pay. I wish there were a follow up one, like a level 2.
I also wish that Brian didn't refer to groups of dogs as "dog packs" as dogs are not pack animals. This leads to confusion as dog owners will then believe that they need to be a pack leader and everything that comes with that stereotype. I also wish he didn't focus so much on the idea that dogs are from wolves, because again, many people revert to "this is how wolves are so this is how i treat my dog" it leads to confusion. Just read the comments on some threads. Even while doing this course, people were saying how they need to be a pack leader and how they follow what Cesar Milan does.
However, for those of us that know there is a difference, it was interesting to learn more about the differences between wolves and dogs. I just wish the course focused more on dogs
創建者 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.
創建者 Kelly S•
May 11, 2017
Wasn't my favorite but I enjoyed some of it.
創建者 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.
創建者 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).
創建者 Judi M H•
Nov 06, 2018
videos are terribly boring.... lectures are very uneven in information and interest. Reading material is worthless. The idea of the course is good, but this one needs a lot more work for me to spend my valuable time on it.
This is basically an as for the instructor's book and a website called dognition. And it's a bad ad...
創建者 Elisabeth M•
Oct 01, 2015
Videos kept cutting out either entirely or the sound would cut out. Made it very difficult to follow.
創建者 Jonathan G•
Jan 17, 2018
I find this course redundant and useless. You can simply learn how to train your dog without having to take a course. You simply feed and training a dog not to bark, obey commands and obey verbal commands with some authority as dogs have a pack mentality. You do not need a course to learn this!
創建者 Yuxi X•
Mar 22, 2016
The professor talks too much about the website and his book! That doesn't make any sense!
創建者 Sidney S•
Feb 23, 2019
Not a lot of information if you have even minimal interest in the subject.
Seems more like advertising to go to his somewhat bogus site and spend money for ego and add to his "research."
創建者 Selina R•
Aug 27, 2018
Not to keen on spending $75 for a piece of paper that doesn't even mean anything it's not like the university that provides the course even recogonizes the course as literally anything why would anyone else? just because you paid $75! I could just make up a certificate and say I've got it and it would hold the same value as this, just because it's free doesn't mean it should be worthless....
創建者 William A K•
Oct 23, 2015
Not much here
創建者 Kari S•
Sep 07, 2015
Mostly just an ad for the instructor's startup. Very annoying.
創建者 Annika G•
Feb 05, 2016
The lecturer was an annoying speaker and very repetitive. I just couldn't listen to him... I'm sorry. There was also so much about human development etc that I started to wonder when the info about dogs would start....I found the formatting so different from other courses I've taken, that it was hard to get started and figure things out. Adding to that, was the constant interruption of the "paid certificate" page. If I answer "no" once, please leave me alone! I also think it's a bit suspect for a prof to be plugging his own book for one of these courses.
創建者 Judith M•
Feb 22, 2016
This was a giant advertisement and got tiresome very quickly.
創建者 Dean M•
Jun 12, 2017
Too much emphasis on a misguided belief in the religion of Darwinism. Focus more on real scientific evidence of dog behavior, and the course will be much better.
創建者 Monika M•
Jan 04, 2016
I have fallen asleep during 3/4th week, and it have never happened to my during any of the Coursera courses... I'm sorry, but it completely failed my expectations. 3 weeks out of 7 gone, and I have learnt absolutely nothing about dogs. Yes, I got some psychological basis, but that's not what I looked for/ The lecturer politely suggests to buy his book ... well if it is the same quality as the presented course, than it's useless...
創建者 silbi s•
Apr 15, 2016
The guy is full of shit. He's just trying to sell you his book and his online game product. He was also obsessed with bragging about all of his accomplishments. I was quite disgusted by him at the end. I paid for the certification, but now I want my money back.
創建者 Sara K•
Aug 27, 2015
This is basically just one giant commercial for the web site. A whole lot of talk, but not a lot of information. I was going to finish the course anyway, to pick up what is in there, but I just cannot stand any more plugs. Very disappointed.
創建者 Michelle M C•
Jan 02, 2016
I just do not feel a connection with this professor - he is constantly plugging his book and the website. The content is just not engaging.
創建者 Janet A•
Jan 31, 2017
A waste of time. One long advertisement for the instructor's book.
創建者 steven R•
May 27, 2017
shameless promotion of the dognotion program for purchase. No real educational value.