Won't go around corners on hardwood floor
Rumo has been getting "stuck" in certain corners of the house. He won't go around the corner of the sofa, or around the corner coming out of the bedroom, etc. We realized that he is afraid of slipping on the hardwood floor! If we lay a bathtowel down in front of him, then he will carefully walk around the corner on top of the towel. For a day or two we would run around laying towels in front of him (LOL, emperor Rumo!) and currently our house has towels installed at every turn...if he doesn't get over it, I may need a more permanent solution than a towel at every corner of the house! He's getting older (probably 8 or more currently) so I foresee it getting worse, not better...
So I guess we could get a bigger area rug for the living room, one that goes edge to edge...but, what to do about all the Corners?
Has anybody dealt with this?
My husband suggested putting strips of masking tape down at all the corners for traction, which is an interesting idea...
(We never saw our dog actually fall/crash/wipe out, but it may have happened for example, when we were out and he was running to door to greet us when we came home. It was a sudden onset, just started last week.)
Thanks for any suggestions/experience!
PS His nails do click, but I examined them and they are not very long, he is walking 3-4 miles daily on sidewalk/road and that keeps them very worn down.
Rumo ~ rescue shepherd/husky mix