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12-15-2013 12:10 PM
loulabelle23 Hahahaaha jake loves that he runs from backdoor goes right thriugh to the luvibg room you can buy anti skip for paws but I just placed a rubber industrial mat down hes forgot all about it lol

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12-04-2013 03:45 PM
spinkamor My guy does this all the time! I agree with calpal, I wouldn't worry too much either unless it looks like she's hurt. If my guy is running around at home, he just slips and gets back up in less than a second and continues to go about. I've seen him play with other dogs MUCH rougher than this so I'm sure it's not a big deal to him
12-03-2013 10:10 PM
doggiedad when our dog was young we had throw rugs and runners everywhere.
12-03-2013 07:04 PM
andreaB cheap rugs are best, our boy was slipping and sliding too as pup, well he learned, and even if he runs he wont slip any more
12-03-2013 06:23 PM
bellske I made a couple of phone calls to carpeters and got cheap carpet off cuts, spent $180 aussie and ended up with a heap of carpet, that if I had bought rugs would of cost me 5-600 easily.
12-03-2013 05:08 PM
hunterisgreat I put rubber backed rugs on the hardwood to stop the sliding (to save my floors, not the dogs). The tile kitchen they pinball through on the way outside/to food/out of kennels). If their hips are good the sliding floors won't hurt them, and will build environmental confidence. I (quietly) laugh when people say their dog is scared of slick floors... if my dogs were, they'd not survive in my house lol. there is no carpeting.
12-03-2013 04:52 PM
Sp00ks We put down a lot of runner type rugs (2'x6' ish? )and keep the toe nails clipped helps.
12-03-2013 04:14 PM
JanaeUlva Yep, lots of cheap rubber-backed rugs (so the rugs don't slip).

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12-03-2013 04:14 PM
calpal I wouldn't worry too much, unless it looks like she is really going to hurt herself. You aren't forcing her to run! My 6 month old puppy still slips and slides all over the hardwood and looks like he is having a blast. You should try trimming the fur between her foot pads, if it looks long. The fur could be getting between her pads and the floor and decreasing her traction.
I suppose you could also try a foot cream like Musher's Secret which helps dogs on ice and snow. I'm not sure if that would make it better or worse. My old dog wore protective boots while hiking, but a puppy might be more interested in chewing them off if she wore them all the time. I'm sure she would get used to boots or socks after a little while.
12-03-2013 04:13 PM
Kat Tastic I would crate her when your not home, just to be safe. If not a crate, then limit her to a room where she has traction and isn't slipping and sliding while unsupervised.

I heard from a friend that the boots with two straps stay on fairly well.
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