The Husky puppy in this video is being encouraged to walk downstairs. Her name is Dakota.
Yes, the steps are really quite high for her. Her legs are barely the same height as the step. In human equivalence, it’s taking a step the height of our legs. I wouldn’t do that!
This smart puppy is honoring her readiness to go down these high scary steps. But I notice something else about this intelligent pup. She observes her human’s response to her adorable puppy voice, and yields to her everytime she barks.
She uses that to her advantage. Now THAT’s behavioral psychology! Enjoy this video.