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As my vet first told me about Spirit, "there's a lot of terrier in there." so of course she's full of energy. Some much so that she bumps into things but continues on like nothing happened. Luckily she's only 30 lbs, so my walls and tables aren't showing the slightest bit of wear, but the concern is solely about her. Do any of you pad your walls or hard furniture?

For example, if I bring out some treats and she's near a wall or table she'll probably smack he head or body against it as she spins but continue as if nothing happened. I know I'd be stunned if I hit my hard like that. Even stranger is that it took her over a year to realize that wet paws have no traction on my tile floor. She used to run into the house full speed then attempt a 90* turn but simply slam into the wall instead ... repeatedly. Only reason it happens less often is because I now make her sit 15-90 seconds to cool down before entering my house. Now she simply drifts around corners with an occasional slam.
 

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Nope, the dogs are sturdier than the walls and furniture :)

I do tell them to knock off the roughhousing around the TV/electronics and around the coffee table with its glass top, but slamming into walls or the hardwood floor doesn't seem to phase them in the least.

I accidentally whacked Luna in the head with a car door and she didn't really notice... (she ran to get in the car just as I was opening the door, oops)
 

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I have a JRT x. He's always bumped into things and crashed into walls in excitement. Sometimes it looks really painful but he just keeps going.

I've never padded anything, I figure if he does hurt himself he might learn to avoid things in the future, and it would take a lot for him to actually hurt himself.
 

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I don't know how you guys deal with 2 dogs. Last time I dog sat I ended up playing ref all day to minimize the bumps.
 

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I agree with everyone, watching my dog smack his head into a car as he walks forward, while looking backwards at a squirrel. However, you might protect sharp corners....
 
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