Textures

Here are all the textures your puppy needs to experience. Keep in mind that your puppy is still developing, so start at a very low and safe level to prevent jumping higher than the height of their elbow joint. Over time, you can gradually increase the height / difficulty and value of food. No need to lure them onto the texture – simply create an association with food if your puppy decides to investigate it. Note the ones with an asterisk are those where you will need to play it VERY safe. 

HARDWOOD FLOOR

Hardwood floor

SNOW / WATER

Snow / water

WOBBLEBOARD

Wobble-board*

CONCRETE

Concrete

RAMP

Ramp

CARPETING

Carpeting

LAMINATE FLOOR

Laminate floor

SUBWAY GRATE

Subway grate*

WOODEN STEPS

Wooden steps*

DECK

Wooden deck

MARBLE FLOOR

Marble floor

OPEN STAIRS

Open stairs*

GRASS

Grass

DIRT

Dirt

SAND

Sand

Be sure to snap a picture of your puppy near each of these textures, looking happy (not stressed!) and share it on Instagram, tagging us @TCCEinc and using hashtags #tccedogs and #tccesocialpuppy so that we can be sure to track your progress and ensure eligibility for a prize each month!