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    how do i help jayson beat his fear of going down the basement stairs? i got him to at least put his paws on the first step but he is so afraid to go down the rest like 13 steps. i have tried to lure him down with treats and toys but he stands at the top and barks then runs under the table.
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    How old is he?
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    7 and a half months

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    has he ever been scared of the stairs before? This may help How to Train a Scared Dog to Go Down the Stairs - wikiHow Read the warnings to at the bottom of the page/
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    thank you for the link deidra im gonna try leashing him and going down i hope it works. he has no problems withe the 2 steps to the front door or the 3 steps off the deck in the back yard in fact he takes a flying leap off of those which confuses me on why he wont do the basement steps.

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    Hmmm. . . I would continue with the luring, but maybe try different treats to lure him with. Bauer was afraid of the stairs, but he was much younger. You could also try luring him with toys or just with you (standing at the bottom and calling him in a very happy, high pitched voice).
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    what kind of treats do you think would be best the ones i have are ol roy beef flavored ones.... i mean he eats EVERYTHING but nothing has worked. i have tried calling him but he stares at me tail wagging wanting me to come up not wanting to come down...

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    With Bentley I used his favorite toy. It was a squeky toy and he would do anything to get it. WIth Tank I used either his kong or hot dogs. Thye both like like peanut butter treats I make though- Homemade Dog Treat Recipe: Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers Here are a couple more Homemade Dog Treat Recipes! I would right soem ideas out but he link was better and I am tired
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    making dog treats seems alot cheaper than buying them all the time thanks i guess i never thought of homemade treats.... whats a kong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaykay View Post
    making dog treats seems alot cheaper than buying them all the time thanks i guess i never thought of homemade treats.... whats a kong?
    It is this Kong Extreme Dog Toy Purple/White Small
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