Features November 2010 Issue

Help for Dogs With a Healthy Phobia of Stairs

There are more solutions for stair-impaired dogs like Scooter the Pomeranian than for large dogs.

Help for Dogs With a Healthy Phobia of Stairs

Five things to do when your dog won’t go up or down stairs.

Occasionally I’ll get a call from a client who is having trouble getting their dog to go up or down stairs – a frustrating dilemma when you want your canine companion to be able to accompany you wherever you go. First, be sure your stairs are covered with a traction-providing surface, so he doesn’t slip and scare himself if he tries to use them. Next, here are some tips for overcoming this challenge.

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