Hi all. So as mentioned in my other thread, we're fostering a dog from Greece. She has been settling in really well and we've been talking about maybe adopting her. One thing she's had a problem with, though, is the kitchen. Our downstairs is open plan, so it's just living room at the front with the kitchen at the rear, which contains the staircase. The main difference between the two rooms, at least as far as a dog cares, is the flooring. The living room is carpeted and the kitchen has stone tiles. Zhia has refused to cross the kitchen since she got here, and has only taken a tentative step or two in when she's been excited about food - specifically, I'm not sure she's ever gone in with her back legs. It's worth noting she's missing one of her front legs, and also most of her tail. Since we weren't making any progress no matter how much encouragement and treats were offered, I decided to just pick her up (she doesn't mind being picked up at all - she has flopped down a few times on walks and had to be carried the short distance home, and seemed to quite enjoy it) and just put her over the boundary. It was maybe 50cm? But she hated it - she wasn't shaking, but she was kind of cowering, clearly scared and backed out rather than turning. I feel awful, I had no idea she'd have such a bad reaction. While she still seems to 'like' me, she isn't nuzzling as much or lying near me anymore. In fact, she's staying by the front door as much as possible - which is as far from the kitchen as you can get. She's also reluctant to go near the kitchen if I'm specifically in the room. Is there anything I can do? I still have no idea what the problem is with the kitchen and the only things I can think of are either she doesn't have enough grip or the stairs frighten her. I don't know if this has permanently damaged our relationship and we shouldn't be thinking of adopting her ourselves now.