Your Dog is Much More than a Collection of Adorable Facial Expressions, Whines, Barks, and Pet-able Coat.

standard_schnauzer_skeleton.jpgThis Course contains the essential and basic information for anyone desiring to become a pet care professional.


This Course contains important elements of the anatomy and physiology of the dog, such as:

  • What terminology and vocabulary do you need to know to professionally discuss the external anatomy of the dog?

  • How do you address issues relating to various body regions of the dog in terms of being clearly understood by other professionals?

  • How the integumentary system, which includes the dog's hair and coat, skin, anal sacs, and nails, provides the dog with protection from the environment and disease.

  • Purpose and function of each part of the integumentary system.

  • Types of bones and their functions in the dog's body.

  • Types of joints and their functions in the dog's body.

  • The axial skeleton, and how it helps the dog's body to function.

  • The appendicular skeleton, and, though it is the smallest portion of the dog's skeletal system, why is it important?

  • The forelimb and hindlimb skeletons function, and what do they contribute to the dog's movement and athleticism?

  • The three different types of muscles (smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and skeletal muscle) control, and how are they different in function.

  • How do the five different regions of the muscular system (the muscles of the head, neck, torso, appendicular, and hindlimb regions) function, separately and together, to create the athleticism of the dog?

  • What are deep and superficial muscles, and how do they function?

  • What comprises the digestive system, and how does it function to bring nutrition to the dog?

  • How the respiratory system works to provide the dog with that most basic element of life, air.

  • What the respiratory system is made up of?

  • The importance of the cardiovascular system, and what components is it made up of.

  • How the nervous system allows the dog to experience its world, and what are the components of the nervous system?

  • How the urinary system removes toxins from the dog's body, along with other functions, and what are its components?

  • What does the endocrine system do and control, and what are its components?

Course curriculum

    1. Form and Function of Man's Best Friend Course Syllabus

    1. Form and Function of Man's Best Friend Course Objectives

    1. Form and Function of Man's Best Friend Course Terminology

    1. Introduction

    2. The Body Regions

    3. Hair and Coat

    4. The Anal Sacs

    5. Integumentary System

    1. Introduction

    2. The Skeletal System

    3. The Axial Skeleton

    4. The Appendicular Skeleton

    5. The Forelimb Skeleton

    6. The Hindlimb Skeleton

    1. Introduction

    2. The Muscular System

    3. Muscles of the Head Region

    4. Muscles of the Neck Region

    5. Muscles of the Torso Region

    6. Muscles of the Appendicular Region

    7. Muscles of the Hindlimb Region

About this course

  • $60.00 / year
  • 31 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content