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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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we are moved

and i can't find a thing.

this is gonna sound crazy but the dogs have their own room and the light in there is beautiful! the window is very high, not sure why, but it makes the light just gorgeous.

the only drawback is the stairs, up to the bedrooms and down to the t.v. room...and mugsy is refusing to use them. kaylie could care less and runs them without fear. and she would rather be with me than mugs so he is left alone.
i'm trying to not carry him up and down thinking he will eventually start to use them on his own.
time will tell i guess.

now for more unpacking...


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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 10:33 PM
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Joe---try putting a really great treat a couple steps down,then another one a couple more steps down etc. That should help lure Mugsy down the steps.

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We have a huge move coming up. Any hints on dealing with it? Last time we moved we had 1 dog which was a snap. She even got her own seat on the plane (I had the cars trucked here). This time it looks like hubby will drive half way there in my SUV (my back can't take a ride like that) so I'm flying.
He'll have the dogs in the car and then pick up my daughter and drive the rest of the way with her and our grandkiddo. Woooooooooohooooooooooooooooooo just that's worth moving for!!

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Congrats on the move!
Our foster, Jackson, didn't know what to do with stairs at first. I carried him when I needed him up there. I also fed him upstairs some of the time, so he had incentive to follow me up. It took him about a week to figure out that he could make it up there on his own. I would also sometimes carry him most of the way up and set him down just a couple of steps from the top. That seemed to help too. It took him just a little longer to figure out that he could go down the stairs. I think Mugsy will figure it out fairly quickly with just a little encouragement.

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Hi Joe, hopefully you won't be living out of boxes for long LOL! Don't worry mugsy will get the hang of the stairs before you know it. It took Baloo about 3 days to get used to ours.

Good luck!

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Congratulaitons on the move!

As Julie suggested, try treats on the staircase. Benji's breeder trained him at our home using the trick on his very first day with us. He was going up and down the stairs without any problems.

Jan, good luck with your move!

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 08:41 AM
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Congrats on the new place Joe, lucky dogs having their own room!

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Congrats on your new place Joe - how exciting
I am sure that Mugsy will eventually use the stairs - just be patient.

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Joe, glad you made it through the move. As for the stairs, are they carpeted. I know mine will only go up the stairs if they are not carpeted, and will not go down. If they have carpet on them, then they have no problems going up and down.

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Wooden steps can be very slippery coming down. I am very cautious when I go down wooden steps at my daughter's home.

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