We have a 9 month old shih tzu puppy that loooves going to the dog park. We live in the city and the closest and move convenient dog park we have is about 2 blocks away. Each time we take him there, we stay anywhere between 1-1.5 hrs. The only thing is that the pavement is really hard on my puppy's paws. His paws always get cut and bloody from running around. We spoke with a couple of the other dog owners at the park and they didn't have the same issue. I also noticed that the other dogs were lighter on their feet when they run. We started wrapping his paws so he wouldn't get hurt, but someone suggested that we just let him get used to running with his paws so the skin will roughen up and be tougher to break. Has anyone experienced this issue before? Any help would be appreciated!!!