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A. Start by putting down runners or rugs on the routes he usually takes. This will help him keep his grip better. Dog boots may help him keep better traction as well. If he is very high energy, lots of exercise and play will help him settle down and not be as active inside. Take him for lots of walks outside, teach him obedience, play fetch with him, anything and everything to get him to wear down that excitable edge that may be contributing to his hurry and slipping on the floors. Obedience training will also teach him to look to you for direction and enable him to listen better when you tell him to slow down. Keeping his nails trimmed short will also let him keep a better grip when walking on the floor.
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