As we start training together, we dogs would like you humans to know a little about us so before we jump into the actual training we want to educate our humans on us. We want you to know about us so that you can understand more about us which can help alot in our training and caring for us! We already know about you and have that added sensing ability to know you so here we go.
Okay so here we go,
We have a Brisket– that is also the sternum (or breastbone), in many dogs this can be the entire chest!
Next we have the Carpus (Carpus joint), which are the bones of the wrist.
Then we have the Chest, which is the part of the body or trunk that’s enclosed by the ribs.
Following right along we have the Elbow, which is the jointing the front leg where the upper arm meets the forearm.
The Flews, are the pendulous lateral part of the upper lip, specifically at the inner corners.
Next we have the Forearms, which are the portion the forelimb between the upper arm and the carpus.
The Hip, is the joint where the femur (thigh bone) fits into the pelvic girdle.
Of course, there is the Hock, which is the collection of bones of the hind leg forming the joint equal to a humans ankle.
We have the Lips, the fleshy portions of the upper and lower jaws covering the teeth.
Loins, this is the area of the body behind the ribs and before the hip.
We also have a MUZZLE, which is the head in front of our eyes, including nasal bones, nostrils, and jaws.
The OCCIPUT, this is the dorsal, posterior point of the skull.
Our Pastern are the metacarpal bones of the front leg between the carpus and the foot and the metatarsal bones and the hind leg between the hock and the foot,
We have our Shoulder which is the joint in the forequarters formed where the shoulder blade and arm meet.
The Stifle is the joint of the hind leg which is equal to the human knee.
Then we have the STOP, which is the area from the muzzle to the back skull- the indentation between the eyes where the nasal bones meet.
Our THIGH is the hindquarters from hip to stifle.
We have a TOPLINE is the dog’s oultline from just behind the withers to the tail set.
Tuck up, a noticeably shallow loin depth, equal to the small waist in a human.
and finally our WITHERS which is the area along the spine between the uppermost portion of of the shoulder blades.
Now that we have you understanding our structure or makeup maybe we can begin to better understand one another. And you can see some of the similar features between us!
Until tomorrow when we discuss some of the history of the Dog, have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day! And don’t forget to go over to the right and subscribe to our blog/ site for daily updates and all to automatically come your way!