Remember Chumpie the mini Schnauzer? He is just 7 weeks old when his parents teach him to use the stairs. His parents are also going through their learning curve on this topic. I hear Chumpie’s dad saying, “It’s easier to go up the stairs!” I can tell Chumpie is a strong spirit. Treats don’t tempt him that much. Not a successful incentive. Not for Chumpie. He’ll try when he’s ready. His mom ran up the stairs. I think that’s what inspires Chumpie to run up the stairs as well. The instinct to chase wins over learning to climb. Enjoy watching this 7-weeks-old mini Schnauzer puppy grow from feeling intimidated by stairs to a fair degree of comfort and ease with it.
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