All dogs have fears, if yours has a fear of stairs, use this trick to help overcome that fear.
All dog’s come with their own unique set of quirks and fears, but they don’t come with an owner’s manual explaining how to overcome those fears. If you’re dealing with a dog that has a fear of stairs, try this trick to get him over the fear and up the stairs.
Dogs feel more secure following their owners, it’s the inborn pack mentality, and you can use it to your advantage when helping a dog overcome his fear of stairs. Start at the bottom of the stairs with some play time. Play with your pooch and lavish him with praise.
When he is relaxed, take one step up the stairs. If he follows you, proceed to the next step and so on. Offer treats if needed and continue to praise. This may take several attempts over the course of several days, but eventually your dog will overcome his fear of stairs and race you to the top.
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