Hello! My dog, for all of his life, has mostly been walked on pavement. Very recently we moved (hurrah!) into a house RIGHT next to a park; my dog is used to the park but it was quite a way away from the last house so we didn't go too often and now he has a lot of land to run over, which is great for him, but not too great for his health! Hes so excited to go out every day that about 1 out of every four days my dog comes back with bloody pawpads. I can't get him to stop skidding on the grass. He doesn't do it all the time, we've moved away from paths and are completely out in the field but still, he skids when he chases after the ball. This has started to strip away the flesh on his pawpads leaving him bloody. Now, I have to wait a few days for him to heal... and its started this cycle where after the waiting days hes SO, SO much more excited by the park that he always skids now. And always get bloody. What can I do about this? I hate keeping him in because his pawpads are razed off by his own skidding along. It isn't the main part of his paws, its the little paw pad up by the dew claws, on the 'wrist'. Should I get kiddy sweat bands? Will they stay on? Bandage his arms every day before we go out? Sort of lost on what to do. Thanks for any advice.