scared of going downstairs?!?
at 8 months, Ive run out of ideas. Dexter doesn't seem to like going down to the basement, when he was younger, I carried him down because the stairs a bit steep. now I wish I could rewind and let him try it on his own. he seems fine with other stairs, just the basement stairs. everytime I go down, he'll whine and wait for me at the end of the stairs. also, if he's in one of his very reactive moods , he needs to be coaxed just to pass by the stairs. I can get him down 3 steps while he's on a leash and after that, the breaks are put in place. I've used treats , tried to give him his meals near the stairs, running down the stairs by myself, putting some pressure on the leash until he starts to move forward, but hes quite stubborn.