How to prevent this? When I move I will have stairs. My oldest is the only one that has ever dealt with stairs on a daily basis for a while. Once I moved where I am now, no more stairs. She will be fine. I realized when my golden was 7 months he never went up/down stairs, so we took him into our hallway and practiced. Now when I say lets practice, he thinks he is going out to the hallway. I am bringing each dog to the house individually before we move in. Today its the oldest dog. Last week it was Robyn. Her first couple times down the stairs she went kinda fast and tried skipping the last two. Thank goodness I taught her take it slow for agility, that seemed to work and she hit all the stairs. Now Midnite will be the problem, he is "Mr I don't care who is in my way, I'm gonna take them out" The only problem will be in the mornings when we wake up and its time to go outside, they will all be excited and try to rush down there. If I let Midnite go first, he will come back and annoy the rest,even if they are half way down. If I wait to let him down, he will fly and miss more then two stairs. Any suggestions, so that my dogs don't kill each other trying to go down the stairs? The stairs will have carpet on the places where they step by the time we move in, right now there isn't anything.