I was surprised to discover that at ten weeks, our Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy didn't know how to climb up and down the stairs. We tried the back door stairs and the indoor stairs but he would have none of it and whined pitifully while I stood at the bottom. Then we decided to try the stairs from the deck. This time Pitou took the lead and showed him how it's done.
"See?...you put your front legs down like this...and leave your back legs up!"
"...then bring your back legs down one....and repeat!"