However, it crossed my mind while I was there that a skill Howie should learn is to go up escalators. I have a nervous fear of them myself, since when I was 5 I got a shoe lace caught in one and I got stuck. It was bad. I've been working on it, but I still hesitate, waiting for that perfect moving step to emerge from the floor.
However, these are lifesaver to me, because I can often get tired out after walking around a mall or a store and climbing stairs is just exhausting.
So, how do I go about training my dog to ride stairs that are moving? Any tips?
He's not quite ready for going out in public, but I thought about scoping out a quieter day at the mall to go work on the escalators there. Although, in the middle of the day, this particular Target was fairly slow, too.