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Bolla learned to walk up and down stairs in Oklahoma City (river walk thing?) when she was about 5 months or so.
She had never seen stairs before, and she thought they were pretty scary the first time we ran into stairs going down (a pretty long one, about 20 steps maybe).
What we did was that we simply turned around and walked a few meters back, then started walking the same path towards the stairs again with a short leash and treats in one hand as if we we're doing leash training.
Walked straight towards the stairs pretty fast, and when we got to them, she walked right down next to me like she had done it all her life.
I did the whole confident, happy, nose in the air -attitude, like I've learned from watching Cesar Millan (yeap!).
Never an issue with stairs again.