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My 11 Month Old Won’t Go Upstairs Anymore

Discussion in 'Behavior' started by Mack, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. Mack

    Mack Forums Regular

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    In regards to his knee, He has subluxation of the back knee. He’s always had it from what we know. He saw a vet to determine that awhile ago, my memory was just failing me on what it was called a bit ago. The vet said to just watch it carefully. It hadn’t stopped him from doing the stairs prior. He runs, he sometimes jumps up when excited. He does all activities he could possibly do if he wants to do them!
     
  2. Mack

    Mack Forums Regular

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    I feel stupid, but I never even thought of that. If it worked for him, it may work for my guy! I’ll try it!! Thank you.
     
  3. DianeP

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    Is he interested in toys? Perhaps entice him up the stairs with something he can’t resist. Sometimes Mindy can get a bit spooked going down stairs and I use a favorite sock to encourage her down.

    Also, toe grips might help if the stairs are slippery. We used them for two older dogs in the past and they were very helpful.
    https://toegrips.com/
     
  4. Mack

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    He actually for some reason started going up them again and I’m rewarding him with treats! I’m not entirely sure why, the only thing that changed is him getting a new collar- New collar, new him I guess. Thank you though, I’ll look into the grips and if he ever gives trouble I’ll try a toy or socks, he also has a weird thing for socks too!
     
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