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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Annoying, but also cute.....

Probie has decided he does not want to come up our front steps any more. This is where they go in/out 90% of the time. My only guess is that he must have slipped on the steps (only 6 steps), and now when he does decide to come up he just tucks his tail and tries to go really fast, which usually means slips again. So I have been having to carry him up the steps, which I think is a bad habit to start as well.
So, tonight as I tried to coax him to come in, he suddenly bounced around in pure joy (you could see him thinking - I HAVE AN IDEA!) and looked at the corner of the house. I asked if he wanted to go to the back door. He pounced around some more and took off around the house with his lightening speed. I went through the house to the back door where he proudly pounced up the TWO set of steps there and into the house!

Susan (Gibbs & Probie's mom) a/k/a YaYa to the grandkids

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 08:17 PM
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hahaha, cute story! What a smart dog he is.

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Great story! Just a thought though - Perhaps putting rugs or carpeting on the front steps might encourage him to use the steps so he will no longer slip??


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These funny little guys! Years ago I bought some sandpapery type strips to go on our steps that got really slippery when wet. Maybe that would work.

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Don't you just love it when you see the light bulb go on in those little heads? They are so smart!

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oh how sweet..( smart too!)

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 07:19 AM
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Hope Probie can overcome his problem with the front steps and regain his confidence.
I do enjoy watching a hav have a lightbulb moment.
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