Question for the group...
I of course have a dog. This dog is a whiz at straight staircases--so good that he lifts his butt in the air and goes down the stairs only on his front paws and he runs up the stairs skipping steps. He can reach the top floor from the basement in 4 seconds when he's motivated.
How good are dogs at dealing with the tight narrow staircases found in some rowhomes and trinity houses? Is it easy to train the dog to walk on the outside?
I've padded my staircase because my dog has slipped and fallen enough times running to the front door to bark at visitors. I have a fear that his instinct to overract to visitors will get the best of him and he'll come crashing down the stairs.
I'm also not really fond of floating stairs. One wrong move by this dog and he'll go between the steps and fly out the other side and crash into the floors below.