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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    Wife and I have looked into getting an indoor dog, but have some reservations with the possible damage they could do to our floors. We have carpet and wood laminate in our house. Will they scratch the wood laminate flooring? Any breeds that are worse than others for this? Any other tips/suggestions?

    We would really like to get an indoor dog, but we ( me more than my wife) hate the idea of causing our floors to wear out faster/get damaged just for a dog.

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    We have laminate and our dog is as big/crazy as they some. Never seen a single scratch. Laminate is super durable. And I always tell people to go golden retriever. I'm biased but love them to death. Fantastic family dogs.



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    See, I might be on the other side with this. We have a small terrier (think Toto) and he runs all over chasing toys and puts his front claws up on the window casings to see outside a lot. A larger dog with eye level above those window sills probably wouldn't do as much damage.
    We have lighter stained red oak hardwood and can see scratches when the sun hits it right or you are looking at it from a low angle.
    All in all, I'm OK with all of it. It's part of having an indoor dog.
    We have 2 small dogs and I think its worse than if we'd had one big dog. The small dogs are hyper and run around a lot. It also depends on the layout of your house. We only really have scratches badly at the bottom of our stairs from the dogs running up and down them. Might not be a problem in a ranch. We are currently looking at laminate because of the dogs though.



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    I understand it will come with responsibilities, I grew up with livestock. "Just for a dog" is the right attitude in my mind. Like I mentioned above, I just put these floors in and would feel sick to my stomach if the dog ruined them in a few months.
    I also grew up on a farm where the dog had all kinds of space to run around and kick *** and be a dog. In my opinion, you need a different attitude with a house dog. If you are already thinking about how this animal is going to inconvenience you ... you might think about waiting until you value your flooring a little less.

    Good luck, our laminate floors seem to be holding up well with 2 big dogs except where they slop their drinking water.



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    I would like to add that ours would've been kept up better had we taken better care of our dogs claws. That helps tremendously. As well, make sure you get a really good vacuum. the pet version of the dyson is probably the best around.



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    The key is to put rugs at corners, base of stairs and near the back door. This minimizes unnecessary sliding, skidding and also the dreaded feet-are-moving-quickly-but-body-is-not-because-the-floor-is-too-slick.

    We have laminate flooring and have no issues with scratches. We have two dogs; a springer spaniel and a smaller mix breed.



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Thanks again for all the help, it is appreciated!

    I think it is time to start dog shopping!



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    Thanks again for all the help, it is appreciated!

    I think it is time to start dog shopping!
    Go to a pound/animal center.
    We rescued ours from a no-kill. Life wouldn't be the same without him.



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    All in the pounds per square inch so the smaller the better for your floors. Only floor I would call dog resistant is ceramic/porcelain



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Go to a pound/animal center.
    We rescued ours from a no-kill. Life wouldn't be the same without him.
    Great advice. I second this. All our animals are rescue animals. Might as well be part of the solution, and not the problem.



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Go to a pound/animal center.
    We rescued ours from a no-kill. Life wouldn't be the same without him.
    We always got ours from the humane society growing up. It was a pretty cool experience.



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    we have refinished the original hardwood oak floors in 2 pre-1930 houses. each time the dog (70lbs boxer) has marked them up a bit but we don't notice and don't care. the floors have enough other blemishes and they look like refinished old floors.

    our 3 kids probably do just as much damage as the dog has.


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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    We've had three big dogs over the years with carpet, laminate and ceramic tile. No scratches whatsoever. Wish the lawn was as durable! Just pee stains on carpet that are a bear to get out. (They've all been my wife's dogs, so usually her responsibility.)



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Our friends have an active dog, and builder grade laminate. And their floors will have to be replaced when they sell.

    Maybe my buddy walks around with his golf cleats on or something



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    Re: Indoor Dog and Flooring

    Our dogs (two brits & a sharpei) didn't do near as much damage to the flooring, furniture & carpet as the teenaged boys did. Maybe I should have kept the dogs & got rid of the boys?




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