Dogs have bones, muscles, nerves, and connective tissue, just like humans. In fact, a lot of what we learn for people applies to dogs, too, with only minor adjustments.
It’s so cool! Dogs tend to show up with similar body issues as their owners. For example, a black lab had right back leg issues. Her owner had a right hip replaced. Coincidence?
I see this all the time. In psychotherapy, it’s called Family Constellation Therapy. In the field of visceral manipulation, if an issue doesn’t resolve when treating a child, then they treat the older relatives. Clearing the elders clears the child.
Or in this case, clearing the dog also requires working with the owner.