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I didn't see metal on the list. Our local schools have metal steps that lead up to the portables. The ball park has metal bleachers.

Also things that move, like those bridges at playgrounds. And elevators. But not escalators!
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What about moon dust, lava and hot coals?
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In search and rescue training the dogs need to go over chain link. You start by laying it on the ground and then you slowly lift it by putting a 1x2 under it and so on until it is high off the ground.
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I was also going to suggest metal. We live in a suburb where there isn't a ton on the ground, but we took Enzo to a dock diving event in downtown Detroit and walking over the metal grates freaked him out.

Also, you should consider it lucky that he's seen snow but isn't in it all the time! We brought Enzo home in February and were housebreaking him at that point. When the snow started melting, we'd have to walk him around until he found a patch that was left because he thought he could only pee on snow. lol
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We got two new exposures today- Toby knocked down our metal divider between two areas our family room. It's basically extender panels for our ex-pen. I guided Yogi over them and he thought it was fun! Then I put him on top of our wrought iron bench and table and let him safely explore. He also thought that was interesting and wasn't even fazed by the holes in it. My motor scooter is housed on a sheet metal (with a decoration in it) platform on rollers so we can wheel it around the garage to store it and we'll take that off and let him play with that.

I appreciate your ideas everyone. I'll be scouting out places in our neighborhood and area to show him as soon as it's safe for him vaccination wise. Until then we are going to be creating some exposures here.
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Snow and Ice! LOL, I realize that's not possible in Dallas. Those are the only things that really seemed to surprise Bella. I've actually been walking her through one of the hockey rinks behind our house on our walks. I'm amazed how good her traction is on ice.

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I"m not sure teaching dogs (other than SAR of course) to climb chain link is a good idea!



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since you're going to water...lots of docks have metal ramps - a new surface your dog will not like!
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Snow and Ice! LOL, I realize that's not possible in Dallas. Those are the only things that really seemed to surprise Bella. I've actually been walking her through one of the hockey rinks behind our house on our walks. I'm amazed how good her traction is on ice.
Well, we got snow and ice and he enjoyed it a little too much IMO!!
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Well, we got snow and ice and he enjoyed it a little too much IMO!!
In Dallas? Wow. I have to think that's a rarity. Shut the city down.

What surprised me the most is Bella's traction walking on the hockey rink. Of course, if she ran on it, she would slip and slide all over the place, but she instantly figured out how to navigate it, and trots around on it like its not even there. One time, I fell down, and she came over all worried that I might be hurt. LOL. She's never gone down on it.


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