I'm curious what other owners do. I live in a split level house and I use a baby gate to keep Hercules on the main floor which is our kitchen, my office, master bedroom but to get outside for him to potty you have to go down the stairs from our deck. Right now I carry him up and down the stairs but I realize that this will have to end very soon as he'll start to weigh more than I can carry. He already hates be carried up and down the stairs anyways. I just don't want to risk him injuring his hips. Does anyone else have a similar situation? Luckily winter is over *fingers crossed* so the deck won't be icy anymore but should I maybe leash him and walk him up and down the stairs so he doesn't race up or down them?
Also here's some updated photos!