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
Jul 18, 2019
Really interesting course that gives a great overview of some of the latest research in canine behavior. Helpful even for a regular dog-owner that just wants to understand the mind of their dog.
por Donna W•
Mar 26, 2018
Interesting course, very easy to follow. Professor very likable. Would have been five stars if it didn't seem like a constant informercial for the Professor's book and website.
por John C•
Nov 09, 2017
I thought this was interesting and fun. the technology is a little frustrating but all in all this was good and worth while.
por Angélica R•
Apr 20, 2018
Its really interesting and even though doesn't give you practical tools or technics in order to become a trainer or something like that, it gives academic understanding regarding domestication and animal evolution.
por Jeanne G•
Jan 20, 2018
I enjoyed this class and learned quite a lot. My only regret is that the Dognition exercises were not accessible to those without a dog. It would have been nice to be able to observe some of the exercises through class videos. I feel disappointed that I couldn't share that experience.
por Kasey E•
Oct 26, 2018
There was some genuinely interesting information. It was a bit more scientific than I expected, and dragged a bit at parts. I am a dog lover and found most of it very interesting. At times, it felt like it was just a big advertisement for a book, which was a bit frustrating and why it only got 4 stars.
por Chenchen L•
Nov 11, 2018
Course content is good, but it could be better if some note could be written on a whiteboard during the class.
por Santiago B G•
Jun 14, 2019
Very interesting course! I highly recommend it!
por Lilibeth S•
Nov 08, 2019
As a dog lover I went into this course super excited to learn more about dogs. While it was interesting I wish the focus had not been too diverted away from dogs and onto other animals. Sure some of it was necessary and interesting to hear but would've been better had it been more in depth and focused on dogs. Overall enjoyable and interesting. My biggest issue as others have mentioned was the constant self promotion.
por Sam H•
Nov 12, 2019
Overall I think it was a great course. I feel I am fairly well versed in understanding dogs as I seem to have a natural instinct and ability with them. It was nice to complement that knowledge with some other scientific facts and studies.
por 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.
por 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).
por Gretchen G•
Dec 31, 2015
Interesting insights into human interactions with dogs. I just could not finish the entire class.
por Luyi L•
Jan 03, 2017
Too many gestures, movements and ahhhs, slides available but not downloadable (what's the point?).
por 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.
Mar 10, 2017
Compared to the other courses, this one is kind of boring, but learned some origination of dogs :)
por Samantha D C•
Jan 06, 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.
por Mariana C L•
Jul 16, 2017
En general está ok! pero siento que muchas clases son bastante repetitivas.
por LaVonia A S•
Aug 26, 2015
por 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.
por Johanna G•
May 25, 2016
Interesting subject & Basic idea to have a dog defined for the exercises is nice but w/o dog hard to benefit. A bit too much talking in front of a wall ;-) Could benefit from more illustrative material. Graphs / Videos / Pictures. Why not show examples of Dogs doing the games, that would be great for people who do not (yet) own a dog. I was hoping to get some insight into problematic dog behaviour but maybe that was wrong expectation.
por 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