Hi, I have a 11 year old Golden who is becoming fearful of going up the stairs. She has some arthritis in her back legs but recently decided that going up more than 4 or 5 steps up is too much. She has no problem going down them or chasing a chipmunk in the yard but when it's time to go in I have to walk her around to the front of my house where there are only 4 steps. At another split level home she will go up the first set of 6 steps but when we get to the second set which is 7 steps, it's like it's just a little too steep and she doesn't have the confidence. I got her up them the other day and she slipped a little but I'm always right behind her to help. She's been to the vet and veterinarian believes its just arthritis. She's on Rimadyl right now (only 2 days in). Any suggestions on getting her confidence up to be able to go up the stairs again? I've had a Golden before and knowing how sensitive they are I'm scared she will just refuse to go up ever again. Thanks for any help.