Labrador has strange phobia of unusual floor surfaces?
My labrador is in perfect health; no balance problems; he leaps fences and is not timid in any way.
A few years ago when we laid down slate floor tiles on the entire diner and kitchen area he seems worried about walking on the kitchen area and avoids it or approaches it very gingerly, bowing low as he does so; it's as if he perceives it as a deep hole .
He will, however, totally forget about this fear if he can get to the cat's food but otherwise it is very hard coaxing him onto the tiles in the kitchen only.
My friend's exterior landing and staircase has a mottled pattern; he just couldn't walk on it and refused to come down it; he had to be carried.
So, none of this is a problem at all, but I'm just curious to see if anyone has encountered anything similar?