A couple years ago, Red decided that any flooring that isn't carpet or cement is slippery (after he ran like a lunatic over hardwood once and fell and hurt himself). Now he treats any similar flooring like Bambi on ice, and when he walks like that, he makes himself slip even more.
Its become almost an irrational fear for him, and its actually gotten to the point that its hurt our relationship a little because he has knocked me down a couple times and I've gotten hurt - obviously not on purpose, but because he acts like a fool on the floors. But now that's I'm pregnant, I can't take the chance of having him knock me down.
I've done loads of positive training with him on the floors, which seems to help only temporarily, then he's right back to where he was an hour later. I've done all sorts of research and spent a lot of time and effort trying different training techniques and nothing has worked.
I can't (and not going to) cover our house in mats and rugs for him, because mainly I want him to be able to regain confidence and be able to go other places and be ok to walk on the floors, and not have to worry about him freaking out and knocking someone else down accidentally, or hurting himself.
I've bought expensive sock things with rubber grips, but he hates them and takes them right off, even when I tape them on.
I was thinking there has got to be some other kind of product, like wax or spray, that will make their paw pads tacky and less likely to slip on these types of floors.
I googled and found this: Amazon.com: Bio-Groom Show Foot Professional Anti-Slip Spray (8 fl oz) (0021653523081): Books
But was wondering if anyone's ever used it, or some similar product either for shows or just in the house, and if anyone has any recommendations on a product to try.
Any help would be wonderful