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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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new pup Cooper

Introducing myself and our new family member, Cooper. 10 weeks old and bringing a lot of joy and chaos to our lives. Learning to sit,stay and go outside for toilet so far. Doing really well. He bites and licks quite a bit especially to my young 11 year old son. We are trying to teach him to be more gentle. Our first larger dog of any breed previously owning staffordshire bull terriers for the last 20 years. Our last reaching a grand age of 18 years. He seems to like getting onto things and standing. We have stairs he loves to go up and down in this house. Our concern is that he may damage his young joints doing it. Should we limit his stair climbing until he's a bit older?? Any advice appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 09:33 AM
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congratulations, beautiful pup and welcome to the club. yeah, shark attacks are definitely something to learn to deal with. but then again, puppy age has so many heartwarming memories to create, enjoy it, they grow up way too fast.

These stairs seem way to high for your pup to climb at this age, your worry related to the joints is valid in my view. It is an eternal dilemma: you want them to learn things but then again not at the cost of their health. If your have smaller interval stairs in your household i would let him practice there and try avoid these very high looking ones for a while.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 10:46 AM
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@Johnnybee - Welcome and congrats on your new pup. I especially like the pic with his head laying on the orange pillow. Super cute!

I'd echo Gabica's response on the approach to stairs.

Good luck!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 02:10 PM
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Congratulations on the new pup......our boy Tucker is 6 months old now. We were unable to stop him from climbing stairs since he arrived at our house at the age of 10 weeks. Now,,,he climbs everything he can, to include the counters. We live in the woods and he is climbing everything from our wood pile to down oak trees......I think he is part cat.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone
Thanks for all the replies. Purchased a stair gate today so we can limit his adventures to five steps onto a small landing. He thinks he is the King up there. What a personality already, he has also claimed my sons first chair. He loves it.

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We have the baby gate up as well again since Miksa arrived and do the same as you with limitation. Allow him once a day max the stairs climb. Nevertheless last weekend he jumped in a split second into the SUV car trunk into his crate as he saw me praising Bende for the same... so yeah, just as mentioned above, not easy to hold them back.
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