|11-03-2013 09:17 AM|
|Sunflowers||Have you tried the steak or chicken?|
|11-03-2013 08:56 AM|
I've known a few dogs who suddenly avoided smooth floors when their nails got too long. Clipped them and the fear reduced significantly.
|11-03-2013 08:05 AM|
Is she hungry when you try and bait her into the room? You also may try skipping a meal or two.
|11-03-2013 07:22 AM|
Correct me if I'm wrong. You got a new mop, and the last time she was happy on the kitchen floor was when she was chasing that mop around the first time you used it in the kitchen. The kitchen floor is vinyl. She doesn't mind walking on the marble tiles in another room.
Did the mop change anything - lustre, texture, smell, etc. Was it a super-heated steam mop? Does she have fun chasing the mop in other rooms? Are the marble tiles reflective/polished?
Something else you might think about is trimming her nails.
I don't think there is anything you can do - particularly as it seems she would rather starve herself than walk on the kitchen floor - except cover the floor with a runner, etc, or just give it time. The less fuss the better. You don't want to develop psychological issues. Never tease her about her phobia.
|11-03-2013 06:02 AM|
Does she have any playmates you could invite over? Another dog in the kitchen may be enough to entice her in there.
Just a thought.
|11-02-2013 10:31 PM|
Progress is slow but I have time
|10-30-2013 03:36 PM|
|Sunflowers||I would sprinkle the floor with something reallllly good such as tiny bits of steak or chicken.|
|10-30-2013 02:51 PM|
Have you tried like just sitting down, farthest away from the carpet, reading a book of playing in your phone yada yada? And letting her just build up to wanting to be close to you? Whenever there is something Oliver is scared to do, I just continue on my way and he gets over his fear in order to be close to me. Try just taking an hour to sit down, leave her on the carpet, do your thing and ignore her a bit. If she comes, acknowledge her and have her do a couple commands and then go on with what you are doing. I Donno. Or you could hand feed her in the middle of the floor?? Or just deal with it lol. It's definitely something I have heard and read about before. So it Not uncommon. Have you googled it?
|10-30-2013 01:55 PM|
Update: Ziva is still afraid of the kitchen floor. I have left a trail of peanut butter across the floor over the last several days and Ziva will still only go just so far to lick it up and leaves the rest. I have since rearranged the room and moved the table so her food bowls can be on a throw rug near the livingroom door. My trainer suggested the same as GSDSAR suggested and said to take her on her leash and make her go across and around the room and to just do it without any "fanfare". Been doing that for the last several days without much success. She will go on leash but not off. Ziva is genuinely stressed when on leash on the floor (yawning, drooling, panting, snapping her mouth).
Sigh....I have a fearful dog....
Thanks so much to all of you for your suggestions.
|10-25-2013 10:47 PM|
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