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    Default Tips for Reducing Paw-slip on a Polished Wooden Floor?

    Hi

    Our pup skids around on our polished wooden floor way more that I would like. As she gets bigger/ganglier, this is getting worse rather than better. We have some areas covered by rugs but the layout of the house means that inevitably she will often be moving across the polished wood.

    Is there anything you've found that can be applied to the floor (other than a carpet!) or to the dog's pads, to improve grip?

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    You could try surfboard wax...

    Depending what the floor is coated with, wax is good for wood. A lot of furniture polish contains it. Otherwise if you have the epoxy coating - it comes off pretty easily with warm soapy water.

    I don't know of anything you can put on the dog's feet to help. Hopefully she will learn a bit of self control when inside the house, and make sure you don't play any games with her that involve charging around the house. My house has lots of polished floor boards and tiles and my dog is very careful not to accellerate at full power inside the house.

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    There are dog shoes you can purchase with non-slip vibram soles.

    Google 'Ruff Wear Barkin Boots'


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    Tee hee. Don't think the booties would last. They'd be gone in 60 seconds!

    I thought wax would be more slippery..?
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    There is such a thing called "paw-wax".......Try and google that. We used it for one of our newfs after he had a stroke. He used it for about two years after he had the stroke with great succes.....could be the same as surfboard wax, I have no idea
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    No, wax on dance floors and surf boards is for grip. Although given enough friction eg a power slide in a dance, it might melt enough to be slippery.

    I used to use it on the wooden deck of my boat.

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    If booties for the dogs don't last long, maybe you could try disposable ones? I've seen some that are sort of cheap, rubbery type plastic ones that just slip on the paws and can be thrown out after use. Perhaps, they'd be easier than to polish the floor, but it depends on you.


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    I wish I could introduce you to my dog... She's such a livewire, and still so young, that the idea of keeping booties on her even for five minutes brings a kind of comedy sketch to mind... She'd have them off in a flash and it would be the biggest fun - "Ooh, booties, my favourite!!!" Wag, chomp, toss, bounce, smile.
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    ohh... understood now. lol, okayy then, maybe the booties weren't such a great idea after all...

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    my hubby waxed his surfboard on my wooden floors and now i have a patch of wax, its hard to get off. Prob not a good thing to put on your floor, plus all the dirt sticks to it.

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