More specicfically, how do you train a dog to go down the stairs? He's 9 months old and we just got him on Saturday. He learned the going up part pretty fast, but he refuses to come down!! He just stands at the top and cries. He knows how to go out the back door down about two steps, but the staircase in the house seems to be a long way for him and he's really scared. Any suggestions? He's such a sweetheart and a really good boy!!
This morning Spencer and I went to the Oscar Mayer Training Academy (OMTA). He ran past me when I took the gate down and bounded up the stairs. I went to the fridge and got out the OM training aids. Sliced them really thin and put one on some of the steps. Worked like a charm!! Unfortunately he ran right back up and then expected more…..:D Then my lab mix, who is 7 years old and has been doing stairs for years, ran up there and wouldn't come down until he got some hot dog pieces too!!:rolleyes: