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A new adopter has hardwood floors in most of her house. Her new greyhound was a bit hesitant about the wood floors at first, but tolerated them until she slipped and fell.

 

I've suggested putting non-slip carpet runners down - oodles of them in connecting trails. Then very gradually removing one and spacing out the gaps, then removing more as she gets more confident.

 

She is not food motivated to coax her along.

 

They also think she may be deaf so I'll be asking the kennel manager tomorrow about that.

 

What is the name of the little rubber toe nail covers used to help dogs dealing with slippery floors? If you've used them were you successful and have you had to continue using them? What size would you suggest?

 

Is there also some kind of dog-safe tacky stuff that could be rubbed on her paws for traction?

 

Got any other tips I can pass along?

 

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I went with lots of scatter rugs for my girl that had traction issues when she first came to us. I got them from Costco for around $12 each. I looked at other options, just in case the rugs didn't work but Trixie did get used to our flooring. Now I'm looking at this again as my old man Galen (almost 12) is starting to show some hind end weakness and his back feet are a little slippy on the non-carpeted surfaces we have. I haven't purchased any of these yet, but here is what I have found on Amazon:

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Soft-Claws-Nail-Jumbo-Black/dp/B001VPCIDA/ref=pd_sim_199_26?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=558MKB7GT6RAKMP35W46 I think these are the nail caps you were asking about, Ducky. Some reviews indicate they don't help much with traction, but they do protect your flooring.

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Large-Paw-Savers-Disposable-Pieces/dp/B00T6HAQX4/ref=sr_1_62?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1472692795&sr=1-62 Paw Savers. Looks like a sticker that you place on the dog's paws for traction or to protect.

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Bio-groom-52308-BIOGRM-Show-Foot/dp/B000NEL3EK/ref=pd_sim_199_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KG0A1YB2KAG2RREFWHA4 BIOGRM Show Foot Anti-Slip Spray

 

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B007XG0HKM?psc=1 Petego Traction Control Socks. You could also suggest toddler socks that have the anti-slip gummy stuff on the bottom.

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Pawfriction-PawFriction/dp/B013JL97DM/ref=pd_sim_199_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KG0A1YB2KAG2RREFWHA4 Paw Friction. Seems a bit expensive to me, has both some not-so-great reviews and some good ones. I might try it if other options didn't work.

 

If anyone has used any of these products, I would love to know if they work or not. Maybe one of them will also help the new adopter's houndie.

 

 

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The toenail covers are to protect the floor, not keep the dog from slipping.

 

My cat had them put on professionally to keep her from clawing the furniture. She had them off in 15 minutes. I think I paid $150 to have them applied!

 

Anti slip socks work--the kind you get for babies?


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