Dog sits on wooden pier facing into sun with human shadows over him.Your dog is probably used to walking on carpet and sidewalks. Maybe you also have tile and hardwood floors in your home. And likely your dog also spends time on grass. But how comfortable is your dog on grates or drains? What about docks and piers? Dogs don’t instinctively understand these different surfaces. You can help your dog by introducing him or her to different surfaces early and taking as much time as needed to adjust. You won’t cover every surface your dog may encounter in life, but you can help increase his or her overall comfort with new surfaces.

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