Originally Posted by stellarose
I just brought home my 5 month old boodle (bichon poodle) yesterday. He is fairly unsure of the house and how it works, especially stairs. I am just wondering if me picking him up and bringing him into different rooms or outside is causing more damage than good? I have a leash on him and I've tried to guide him but hes not having it and I don't think dragging him along is good either. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
I think by you carrying your puppy around it just reenforce his fears of the stairs and the house. Does he have a favorite toy you could put on a step and try to made a game out this. I agree dragging him along is not going to teach him him anything , it could made him learn to run the other way when he see the leash .