Stairs and puppies
Walking on stairs for puppies is not recommended for the proper development of the skeleton. The load on the use of stairs affects: bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles. This is particularly true for giant dog breeds.
Puppies and stairs are not friends, stairs are unnatural too high is a burden for still soft, unshackled joints.
Old stairs can pose a problem because of changes that occur on the joints and bones. In mature years, it is especially important to take care that the dog does not fit. Each kilo surplus loads loads of joints and spine, so walking along the stairs becomes more risky.
It’s much more dangerous to get down the stairs, not climbing. When descending down the stairs, there is a much higher load on the spine and joints than when climbing the stairs. In many dogs, constant sagging down the stairs compresses the spines due to the length of the dog’s back, the relationship with their legs and the distance between the steps that are made for us bipedal. For this reason, care should be taken not to allow the dog to run down the stairs, but rather to learn to climb and descend down the stairs slowly.