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Old 11-26-2013, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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That when Im walking up or down the stairs, my boy Hunter feels the need to pass me at the halfway mark doin about 40?
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Probably the same reason kids try to skip a bunch of steps and jump off the stairs onto the floor. It's fun.
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That when Im walking up or down the stairs, my boy Hunter feels the need to pass me at the halfway mark doin about 40?
Because he is hopin' you'll fall so he can laugh like Muttley.
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Not guilty of attempted murder.....
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lmao @ all of ya
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dogs that were tested for guide dog use were checked on stairs and if they scrambled at the half way point or close to getting off they were put under watch to see if this changed. Shows anxiety -- wants to get over and out of situation.

We did tests (and still do) on fire escapes , some of them scary in height or configuration of the steps . The best most reliable , dependable sound dogs went up with a measured speed up and down.
When pointed out dogs that rushed showed other signs -- foot opening and toe gripping , physical tension , mouth , eyes etc.

Does not matter for pet but for guide work it most surely does .
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Very interesting, Carmen!
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Well, that blows my Muttley theory out of the water.
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dogs that were tested for guide dog use were checked on stairs and if they scrambled at the half way point or close to getting off they were put under watch to see if this changed. Shows anxiety -- wants to get over and out of situation.

We did tests (and still do) on fire escapes , some of them scary in height or configuration of the steps . The best most reliable , dependable sound dogs went up with a measured speed up and down.
When pointed out dogs that rushed showed other signs -- foot opening and toe gripping , physical tension , mouth , eyes etc.

Does not matter for pet but for guide work it most surely does .
I could see that. There are also plenty of dogs out there that just don't do anything slow unless you train them to.
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Mine does the same, if I'm not in a rush, I'll have him heel on the stairs.
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