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 Carla L L•
Jan 16, 2017
Un curso muy interesante que te invita a reflexionar sobre las capacidades cognitivas de tu propia mascota
por Misti A D•
Sep 03, 2016
I didn't come away with much understanding of how dogs think - I don't have much experience with dogs and I was hoping to learn about how to have a good relationship with a dog before I decide whether to get one - but the science is fascinating and I am glad I took the class anyway.
por Noel B•
Oct 25, 2016
Great insight into the research done at Duke and around the world. Could use more focus on raw data and experimental designs although what was presented seemed fair for a course trying to reach a broad audience, including non scientists.
por Ghazal A•
Oct 23, 2016
It is a very interesting course. Does not tell you how to train your dogs but makes you understand the way dogs, human, great apes and other species think and solve problems which is very interesting.
por Cailin W•
Jan 31, 2017
Great information, slower to get to the real goals of the course until the second half of it.
por Kate C•
Apr 15, 2017
Solid entry level course to dog cognition. I would have preferred that it focused more strongly on dogs, and payed less attention to how information about dogs can help us understand humans. The section on general domestication was phenomenal, and the bonobo to chimp comparisons were incredibly helpful. I would have appreciated deeper analysis on what each of the five cognitive domains for dognition were, and what they actually meant.
por Mary A•
Apr 07, 2017
This class was full of great information and is really cool for any animal lover especially dogs!
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 Dorothy N•
Nov 15, 2019
Great course ! Very useful
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 sayna p•
Oct 20, 2018
The instructor advertised his book and website so much that it took away from the content.
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.
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 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.
Mar 10, 2017
Compared to the other courses, this one is kind of boring, but learned some origination of dogs :)
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 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 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.