Helping Your Miniature Siberian Husky Puppy Navigate the Stairs

Most miniature huskies who are afraid of stairs develop the fear because they are not exposed to stairs early on. If you live in a single-story home, your puppy might not see stairs until they are older. You might even put up a baby gate to prevent injuries.

If you want to help your dog navigate the steps successfully, here are a few simple things you can do:

Clear Off the Steps

Don’t leave items on the steps that could cause your puppy to trip or tumble down the steps. A startled puppy could easily decide the steps are not safe.

Show Your Puppy How to Navigate the Steps

Show your puppy how you go up and down the steps. If you have another pet that can navigate the steps well, let the puppy observe that pet going up and down the steps. Praise all attempts at going up and down the stairs.

Take it One Step at a Time

Use treats to coax an unwilling pup. Take a break if your puppy hesitates or becomes interested in another activity.

Try Another Way

Some pups learn going down the stairs best. Other pups like going up the stairs. Let your puppy take the lead here.

The most important thing to remember is to take it slowly. Allow your puppy to acclimate to the task.

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