Recently adopted 8yo Mixed GSD afraid of stairs
I recently adopted a Shelter mixed GSD. She is 8yo, best guess by vets. When I brought her home today she refused to go up the stairs. I tried to entice her with food but she would only go up the 1st step. My husband had to carry her up. She also refuses to walk down the stairs. She is fine walking around on the leash and walking around the house. Could it be that she never had any experience with stairs before? Or could she have a hip problem? Does anyone have experience with Adult/Senior GSD's being afraid of stairs?
thanks in advance for your input!