Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Using the stairs, Take Two

After studying the first video, the puglets' clever grampa deduced that Deedee needed even MORE carpet coverage to boost her self-confidence. Perhaps she was also nervous about the lack of paw friction at the beginning and the end of the stairs.

Or, maybe she's just not that bright with steps.

So it was with great trepidation that I placed more carpet stair liners. Would the puppy take to the stairs immediately? Would she be reunited with her freedom? Or would she be doomed to wander the stair landing until the end of time (or at least until her yarping forces someone in the house to go and rescue her)?

maybe I should be using larger treats

So then I thought, maybe going down the stairs poses more of a mental block for the block-head. We decided to change course, 180 degrees, and try getting Deedee to go up the stairs, instead. I was hopeful. For no good reason.

And apparently, the key is Pure Distraction! Pretend like the stairs aren't even there!

Weeeee... are the championssss.... my friend!

Yes, I realize that it's only 2 steps. The other 85 billion are for later this week. For the pug dada to teach. I need a drink.


  1. oh deedee. you seem paralyzed by overthinking the steps.

  2. She is now going up and down the first flight without any problem.