Hello, My dog Mikkie is almost 2 years old this month. He is very afraid to walk down steps. He can walk up them, but down he shakes. How do I get him to walk down the steps without being afraid. Thanks
Try standing in front of him at the top of the steps, bring down the front paws, then help him with the back, and go down each step that way. It may take a few times. I have two small dogs and that seemed to help when they were puppies, showing them what to do.
Bullwinkle our pug was scared to go down the steps.
I put him at the top of the steps then let him sniff a hotdog. I then put a small chunk of it on the step below him set him on that step and said good boy about half way through he was jumping from step to step to get the hot dogs. I put him bck at the top agin and skiped steps with the hot dogs then back to the top and I just put them on random steps.
Now he will run up and down steps with me and rock no problem
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