Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have hardwood floors. sometimes I have a carpet runner to the backyard (sliding glass door) but my little guy like to 'mark' that carpet runner. anyway, all the dogs I have adjust to the hardwood floors, and the younger dogs like to do the Tom Cruise, risky business slide. when my little guy was a puppy, he'd run to me, then slide the last 2 feet, stopping right in front of me.
my mom is in the hospital and since my little guy is a certified therapy dog I bring him along. first time on the the hospital floors, he thought it was the same as hardwood, and sprinted away from me hoping I'd chase him, but I didn't, and walked the other way.
He sprinted to catch me, and tried is patented slide, but the hospital floors are very slippery, and he actually over shoot by more than a foot, delivering himself to my feet, and I scooped him up.
anyway my older dogs, definitely have a harder time getting up off the hardwood floors. your puppy will adjust, in his own time, be patient.