Teaching a dog or a child to go up and down the stairs is not a task for the impatient or weak of heart! Going up and down takes skill and practice!
You can teach your child to turn around and go down the stairs on their stomach, but you can’t do that with a dog! Get on all fours and look down a flight of stairs – it is intimidating! Now, imagine you are a mini dachshund. You can go up the stairs without issue (climbing them is easy). Now your momma wants you to go back down!
Gravity can be your biggest nemesis when descending a flight of stairs, and most dogs realize this! Daisy, the dachshund in this video, is no exception! She goes up with no issue, but needs a moment or two to collect herself before going back down! Well done, Daisy! It will be easier each time!
Feature Image Source: Andrew Schrimsher