My 6 year old lab will not go up or down stairs. At the base of our main level stairs, he will go up about 4 steps with his front paws only. He will not let his back feet off the main level floor. So I guess he’s not exactly afraid of the stairs but more curious and nervous to go into foreign territory and go up the stairs. He is a happy, pampered dog and he gets a TON of attention and love, never abused or anything of the sort. How can I encourage him to climb stairs with out forcing?
@hopelove- no, there was just never the necessity for him to use stairs. And I’m actually not afraid over roller coasters hahah so uh.