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There’s a world of wonder when it comes to our yellow labs.
They can be just like a member of the family, our kids’ best friends and faithful, loyal companions.
Until new floors enter the picture and then our eldest dog that we’ve loved and nurtured for ten years won’t step foot into the house.
We saw it happen slowly throughout the week that our floors were being installed. The first day when the dining room floors were put in, she went to round the corner, stopped, started shaking, and then backed up as quick as possible. Then it was the family room, the kitchen, and finally the laundry room where she enters. Each day, her world was getting smaller as she refused to go onto the floor until she was finally let out to go to the bathroom on the last day and she refused to come back in.
She saw the dark flooring and backed up 15 feet. Now, she won’t even come any where near the door, so we have to pick her up and force her inside since the temps have been so frigid. We have a carpet down and she will not step a toe off that space. Our other labs are fine, but she is scared to death.
The installers mentioned that they’ve heard that happen to others as well, but I don’t know quite what to do about it. We’ve tried “bribing” her with amazing pieces of meat on the floor and even that wouldn’t get her to budge.
Have any of you had this happen?
We finally put the ALPO® ‘s wet dog food in her bowl and moved it slightly off the carpet. She extended her neck and stretched, stretchd, stretched so her tongue could barely reach it. She LOVES that food and as their home page states, it brings excitement during mealtime for dogs and their owners by delivering great taste, nutrition and variety, but while it enticed her more than anything else, she still wouldn’t get onto the floor.
Our other two labs rushed in, barreled over her and pretty much demanded, “If you snooze, you lose.” They lapped up that wet food with healthy protein sources, wholesome grains and accents of vegetables. It was gone in a second and she missed out. Don’t worry, we do feed her outside.
Do any of you have experience with dogs being afraid of flooring? Any ideas to help her out?
Obviously, other dogs agree with their love of all things Alpo.
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