Just nail down some 1x2 strips for him, he'll thank you with a doggie kiss, the sandpaper will rub his paws down and sharpen his nails.
"Pay Heed. The game you love began here. Respect those who came before you. Make their legacy your own. Because destiny favors the dedicated. And rings don't replace work. In this game you don't get what you want. You get what you earn. We are Kansas. Together we rise. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!