Re: Dog afraid to walk on tile
How long have you had the rescue? Boy or girl?
Does the doggie have a name?
My Shadow did the same at our home. He was 6 months. He had been in a shelter for 5 wks, he had been a stray.
I assume he was born a little weaked nerved to begin with, so do not exspect this will ALL go away, but this will get better.
The dog needs time to settle first, know your routine, know what you want from it. Then you need to take leadership and let it know there is nothing to fear.
The first time Shadow mastered the stairs he ran back down to run back up again. I do not think he had ever been in a house.
One step at a time. Someone else on here says, 3 days, 3 wks or 3 months. Different dogs need different amounts of time.
Shadow is over most of his fears, sometimes I find new ones. I am amazed at how far he has come. DO NOT give up, it can be the most rewarding thing you will ever do watching this doggie come out of it's shell.
I hope the rescue is supporting you. You may also need to contact a professional trainer.
Shelby (Tabby cat, 14 yrs old)
Lady (Golden Retrive Spaniel mix, 10 yrs old)
Bella (Beagle 8 yrs old)
Shadow (GSD 4 yrs old)