Movement Markers tm Monday Musings: Puppies are like a Football


Puppies and small dogs are still quadripeds and should not be picked up like a bipedal human baby.

Nor should they be cradled like a human baby. Again, their spines and pelvis were not meant to be bent in this way.

Instead, they should be picked up with their bodies level, horizontal, in plane with the ground, fingers supporting hooked under the front of the sternum, forearm reaching under from the far side, cradling the pup in like a football.

No shibas were harmed in the taking of these pictures….wink.

Maryna Ozuna

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