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.
por Mariana C L•
Jul 16, 2017
En general está ok! pero siento que muchas clases son bastante repetitivas.
Mar 10, 2017
Compared to the other courses, this one is kind of boring, but learned some origination of dogs :)
por LaVonia A S•
Aug 26, 2015
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 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.
por 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
por Luyi L•
Jan 03, 2017
Too many gestures, movements and ahhhs, slides available but not downloadable (what's the point?).
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 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.
por Kelly S•
May 11, 2017
Wasn't my favorite but I enjoyed some of it.
por Antoinette S•
Nov 18, 2016
I may have gotten more out of this course if I hadn't already read "The Genius of Dogs".
I would like to suggest that the slides be subjected to more rigorous proofreading, as I came across several typographical errors. It doesn't look professional.
On quizzes, when a student is asked to select the one FALSE answer, please remove any "all of the above are TRUE" statements. A mentor replied to another student who pointed out this conumdrum on the Week 7 Forum with: "I understand where you are coming from Phil, but only one of the answers as an individual answer is incorrect. The answer "all of the above are correct" is neither true nor false, as only one of the answers in the 'all' is the exception." And I say that if I have a bouquet of roses, 11 red ones and 1 yellow and I were to say that "all of the roses in my bouquet are red" you would correct me, as one is not, and "all" demands 12 out of 12, otherwise, it is not all. Should you still feel a quibble, let me suggest that you contact the Department of Philosophy, ask for someone expert in symbolic logic and run it by him/her.
por 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.
por 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).
por 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...
por Yuxi X•
Mar 22, 2016
The professor talks too much about the website and his book! That doesn't make any sense!
por 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!
por Elisabeth M•
Oct 01, 2015
Videos kept cutting out either entirely or the sound would cut out. Made it very difficult to follow.
por 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."
por 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....
por 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.
por Janet A•
Jan 31, 2017
A waste of time. One long advertisement for the instructor's book.
por 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.
Oct 22, 2015
A waste of money. Only $50, but it was so terrible I did not even want to finish it. And apparently I waited too long to get a refund as well. Never again.
por Judith M•
Feb 22, 2016
This was a giant advertisement and got tiresome very quickly.