Irish Wolfhound Is Afraid of Steps

Poor Walter… Every morning he has to tackle the stairs… the struggle is real…

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10 Responses to Irish Wolfhound Is Afraid of Steps

  1. Marilyn says:

    I suspect back leg or back problems. I would get Walter checked out.

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    • Terry says:

      Seriously? Back or leg problems – NOT I have had Wolfies for for 25 years I have a 4 1/2 year old and will be getting my IW puppy about the middle of Feb. from a breeder who has some of the top hounds in the world. The pup will be my 5th IW NONE of them liked stairs. I just put another rug down where he enters onto a wood floor..as we live in the suburban Chicago I agree with Marti C. Slippery floors or even carpeted stairs – IW’s DON’T like them. Puppies outgrow their fear!!!

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      • Grace Siegel says:

        the two things that popped into my mind first were: maybe he is in pain & adding a carpet would likely help with traction. Marilyn typed what she did out of concern for the dog. you could’ve replied way more politely and with more understanding

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  2. Marti C. says:

    Walter is afraid of the slick floor…he needs rugs down on either side. His feet slip!

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  3. Sharyn Arthur says:

    DUH, idiot people. Its the flooring not the step. I have giant breed dogs myself and they are terrified of the laminate flooring. Throw rugs every where they step.

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  4. carolyn bustamante says:

    My dog does this .. He will not walk on the dining room floor unless he turns in reverse and backs into a close bedroom doorway then turns crouches down and walks out on the tips of his nails!! soo funny to watch!! I cant figure it out

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  5. kwagoner says:

    Get him a rug/runner.

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  6. Dianne Capes says:

    i think he has sight problems !!
    check out his eyes….

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  7. Terry says:

    I agree! See my reply to Marilyn about IW’s being afraid of stairs! Wolfhounds are smart sturdy dogs. Why do people assume it’s some serious problem AND this was a puppy.

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