Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Stairs

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper slowly's Avatar
    Country
    en_Canada
    Posts
    35
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Norman
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Stairs

    Hey guys at what age did your EB's start climbing up and down stairs?

    My little guy is almost 3.5 months now. He can climb up stairs no problem, but he's terrified of going down stairs. Tried the treat on the steps thing to encourage him but he just starts whining lol. He'll only climb down if he's on the last step and even then he's not very graceful (kinda leaps a little instead of 'step' down).

    Is he too young right now?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Newbie Lubo25's Avatar
    Country
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    19
    Bulldog(s) Names
    charlie
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Stairs

    We got ours at 4 months n he couldnt come downstairs but about a week then he'd it mastered n about 3 weeks he was able to jump up onto our bed and the satee

  3. #3
    Bully Bootie Duty boxorox's Avatar
    Real Name
    Joe
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    184
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Ruby
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    73

    Default Re: Stairs

    Spend time on the steps. Don't force him. Have some playtime on the steps....he will get it. It is scary..they are top heavy and they know it.

  4. #4
    Harvey's Executive Assistant Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    harveyspecter's Avatar
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Yorba Linda (The OC), California
    Posts
    4,896
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Harvey Specter
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    3558

    Default Re: Stairs

    Give him time. My puppy got the confidence to go up and down in like 5 mos.

    I cringe however whenever he goes full speed. So now I put a partition on the stairs to discourage him from going up and down.
    Hug your bully today

  5. #5
    The Stripe Wearing, Broom Wielding, Voodoo Priestess Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    dalmatina38's Avatar
    Real Name
    Therese Hamilton
    Location
    Sierra Vista Arizona
    Posts
    1,160
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Amber and Ruby
    Likes (Received)
    190

    Default Re: Stairs

    I am not a fan of stairs with our girls so we have them blocked off. We have a spiral staircase that goes to the deck on top of the house and it is so steep them would definitely hurt themselves so we have blocked that off from the girls.

  6. #6
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,196
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11537

    Default Re: Stairs

    i would not force it.... he will just one day take the steps without thinking of it. Our boy, Nitschke was afraid of gong down steps too... then one day he just did and never looked back
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  7. #7
    Feed Store Operator nubonics's Avatar
    Real Name
    Nu
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    677
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Curly
    Likes (Received)
    401

    Default Re: Stairs

    curly was about 6-7 months before he mastered stairs. Going down wasn't a problem, going up was. A lot of patience and treats.
    check us out on Instagram: nu__berry (that's two under scrolls)

  8. #8
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member Cali Doll's Avatar
    Real Name
    Cali
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    1,844
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bella
    Likes (Received)
    1147

    Default Re: Stairs

    Bella is 11 weeks and she is great with going up, if a little hesitant at the start. She hasn't tried to go down yet. I always carry her down, as I'm just not sure she wouldn't fall.
    {MEAN JOE BELLA}



    IG: @bellatheenglishbully

  9. #9
    Dog Groomer Sharon Mitchel's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Port Townsend, Washington, United States
    Posts
    521
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Charley, a 5 year old male
    Likes (Received)
    11

    Default Re: Stairs

    Are your stairs carpeted? Much easier for our front loaded bullies to manage!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  10. #10
    Pooper scooper slowly's Avatar
    Country
    en_Canada
    Posts
    35
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Norman
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Stairs

    Norman just went down three steps by himself a couple days ago. Big day! He's four months now. Still too scared to go down full set of stairs. Baby steps


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    Dog Park Attendant hnhammond's Avatar
    Real Name
    Holly
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    471
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Matilda (Tilly)
    Likes (Received)
    47

    Default Re: Stairs

    I actually had to teach Matilda to go downstairs! She refused on her own. What I did was get a treat (we used very small pieces), coerce her to the edge of the step, and carefully helped her put one paw down at a time, kind of half carrying her down. Then she got the treat. We did this the whole way down the stairs and by the last one she did it, very slowly and carefully, on her own! Good luck!

  12. #12
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member Cali Doll's Avatar
    Real Name
    Cali
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    1,844
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bella
    Likes (Received)
    1147

    Default Re: Stairs

    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    I actually had to teach Matilda to go downstairs! She refused on her own. What I did was get a treat (we used very small pieces), coerce her to the edge of the step, and carefully helped her put one paw down at a time, kind of half carrying her down. Then she got the treat. We did this the whole way down the stairs and by the last one she did it, very slowly and carefully, on her own! Good luck!
    I ended up doing something similar with Bella. I sat on the stairs with her and I walked her little footsies down each step. LOL

    It took only one time. Since then, she's been going down pretty comfortably.
    {MEAN JOE BELLA}



    IG: @bellatheenglishbully

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •