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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone ever trained their dog to go up and down an escalator? If so, how?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 11:13 AM
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Re: Escalator?

Nope and wouldn't. Not a good place for doggies feet.

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No. Escalators freak ME out (I'm always afraid my clothes are going to get stuck in them or something) so I probably wouldn't want my dog on one where their hair/collar/leash could get caught.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 11:23 AM
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Re: Escalator?

Originally Posted By: Branca's MomNope and wouldn't. Not a good place for doggies feet.
Agreed, I think taking the stairs is a much safer bet for you and the dog. I wouldn't want to be in the middle of an escalator and my dog starts to panic. Might pull you and you slip and fall, hopefully without any people behind you because then you will have more problems.
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My dog has ridden the escalator but I don't recommend it. Like the folks above said, NOT a safe place for their feet.

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Re: Escalator?

I've seen little kids get dragging shoelaces caught in escalators and just cringe at the thoughts of my guy's feathery feet and tail getting snagged. There is always an elevator close by that can be used if stairs are a problem. Teaching good elevator behaviour is a worthwhile skill.

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Elevators in a heartbeat snag dogs' toenails and trap a dog's foot between the disappearing treads. Best bet-- locate the stairs or elevator.

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 12:56 PM
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Re: Escalator?

Oh boy that never crossed my mind every time I go to Frankfurt airport I make my dogs ride the escalator! Ooops My bad. None the less it was very easy to get them to ride it but I will not make them ride it anymore now. Thanks


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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 02:32 PM
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Take the elevator. I would think that the escalator would be quite dangerous to their feet.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 05:51 PM
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Re: Escalator?

Too dangerous!! My husband had the unfortunate experience of watching his son trip and fall down an escalator that was going up!!!

Even I stick to the stairs now. *shudders*
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