Mastiff Question

I have a 15 weeks old South African Mastiff and she won't go up or down the stairs. Does anyone...


I have a 15 weeks old South African Mastiff and she won't go up or down the stairs. Does anyone know why this would be? Thanks

    In Mastiff - Asked by Anonymous - 8/16/2012 6:44:37 PM
Well I worked and worked with her all night and found that if I open the door first in and out she will go up and down. Thanks tho. TK.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/17/2012 9:51:48 AM


I also have a boerboel, she is now 2yrs old. They really shouldn't be climbing up or down stairs, or putting any strain on their joints until they are much older. I wouldn't let my girl use stairs or jump in or out of the car until she was about 18 months old, we used a ramp.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/24/2012 5:34:17 PM


Well at first I picked her up but I have a 9 months old son so I can't always carry her I also have a second dog shes a wired hair pointer-English setter and is very hyper so my BB (matti) is always trying to keep up with her. Bella is extremely fast we clocked her 49 km and she was not even trying to beat the 4 wheeler just keep pace with it so there is no way I could keep matti for running jumping and all the other puppy stuff she does! She seems great we give her calf liver for her joints. Thanks for the response :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/25/2012 2:28:00 PM