Monday, 14 December 2015

Teaching a dog to get downstairs

Regular readers will know we have a puppy. He's a Parson Russell and we've been getting to know each other over the past 3 months. His territory is Downstairs. He is not allowed Upstairs, that's our territory. But having found he'd sneaked up, I took it as a training opportunity. So the best way to teach your daft dog to get downstairs is bribery. Position his favourite snack on the step below him.
Watch him get close enough to sniff it...
And close enough to lick it....
Then move it to the next step down.
If he wants it badly enough he'll find a way. Finally, buy a baby gate to sit at the bottom of the stairs to stop it happening again!

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