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Puppy Teaches Younger Puppy to Climb
Down Stairs, Because Puppies Are Great

New York Magazine, by Dan Amira

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/13/2013 8:47:48 AM

Younger Puppy: Whoa, I was really excited about coming up here, but I´m not feeling this whole "down" thing. Older Puppy: It´s not that hard. You just run down like this. Younger Puppy: Wait, like what? Older Puppy: Like this. Younger Puppy: Still not getting it. Older Puppy: Like this. Younger Puppy: One more time? Older Puppy: Like this. Younger Puppy: Got it. Older Puppy: Nailed it.

Some of you might not have seen this sweet video. I´m happy to find it in a piece with sufficient text to meet the forum rules.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Edgelady, 1/13/2013 8:57:55 AM     (No. 9113815)

Dogs are getting smarter and smarter with each generation, just talk to them, they get it! We have lots of dogs (live in the country) and even though they hang out with each other, they come alive if any of us walk out of our homes. Dogs are cool!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/13/2013 9:00:37 AM     (No. 9113824)

A sent me this link yesterday and it´s a definite "Awww!"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/13/2013 9:07:54 AM     (No. 9113842)

Sixty years ago my parents got me a Cocker Spaniel puppy. He was with us for ten years. Initially he was a lot smarter than I was. Eventually I overtook him. Still maintain he was the smartest dog I ever saw.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Melody, 1/13/2013 9:19:54 AM     (No. 9113854)

Sheer, raw courage. That´s what it takes to step off into the unknown. And it really helps to have someone cheering you on. :D

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Reply 5 - Posted by: irishwolfielady, 1/13/2013 9:31:13 AM     (No. 9113868)

Puppies Rule!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/13/2013 10:00:22 AM     (No. 9113919)

I saw this yesterday on The Blaze. I watched it a few times because it was just too cute. Then my son and his fiance stopped by and we watched it together. What fun watching the older pup tutoring the youngster in the art of stair climbing. Thanks for posting so everyone can enjoy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/13/2013 10:08:56 AM     (No. 9113934)

Good post ... better than anything about Obama and his administration.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/13/2013 10:09:39 AM     (No. 9113936)

Someone call 911, I´ve been cuted into a coma.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: corndoggies, 1/13/2013 10:33:51 AM     (No. 9113978)

Our previous house had a spiral staircase which two puppies figured out eventually. They did freak out, however the first time they were confronted with a regular staircase.

Hey, #1 how many dogs do you have? We live in the country too and have nine, which is crazy and we are aware of that fact. We keep waiting for "Animal Hoarders" to contact us.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/13/2013 10:38:29 AM     (No. 9113990)

I´m convinced my dog knows what I´m telling her - she chooses whether to do it or pretend she has no idea what I´m saying.

This video made me smile. Always a good thing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/13/2013 10:47:30 AM     (No. 9114008)

I saw this the other day on a Facebook post. It´s the best. Especially because it seems the older dog jumps in to help before he´s told to.

And the one woman who says "I think I´m going to cry!" I´m sure I would have been in tears if I´d been there while it was happening.

I love my doggies irrationally.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jasmine, 1/13/2013 11:23:41 AM     (No. 9114094)

Our rescue dog looks and behaves exactly like the older puppy in the video, but unlike that puppy, she only "looks like" a lab mix. We were curious about what breeds went into making our little girl so sweet and intelligent, and were especially curious about why she doesn´t have doggie odor. Se we got a canine DNA test and sent in her DNA for some answers. The results came back showing she´s chow chow, red tick hound, and Vizsla.

It´s the Vizsla (as in Dana Perino´s beloved "Jasper") that accounts for our little girl´s lack of doggie odor, and undoubtedly some of her sweetness.

Americans may be stuck with the constantly judgmental Obama, Harry and Nancy. But they can still put something good and innocent into their own lives...and save a life while they´re at it. Consider visiting a local shelter, Ldotters! Dogs really can make your world a better, happier, and often funnier place.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/13/2013 11:24:35 AM     (No. 9114095)

That´s the sweetest thing I´ve ever seen! I´ve always had cats, but dogs are wonderful.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Up2Here, 1/13/2013 11:55:30 AM     (No. 9114155)

We used our smartest dog ever to teach our deaf English Bull Terrier sign language. He gets it now.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: WIBadger, 1/13/2013 12:21:23 PM     (No. 9114213)

Dogs get it. Always have.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: angelesgift, 1/13/2013 12:49:08 PM     (No. 9114265)

Awwww. So sweet. Almost as cute as my gentle and much bigger terrier-mix playing "keep away" with the Yorkie´s favorite toy. She always gives it back if the Yorkie doesn´t want to play.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pinger, 1/13/2013 2:52:46 PM     (No. 9114462)

I can´t see the Bandwidth Beast doing such a thing.....

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pomom, 1/13/2013 4:56:15 PM     (No. 9114590)

Oh how precious!! Last night on the Animal Planet´s program called ´´Too Cute´´ they featured three sets of puppies. If you haven´t caught it yet, you´ll fall in love!

p.s. Lucianne´s homepage photo is pwecious!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/13/2013 8:56:16 PM     (No. 9114807)

A wonderful program for adopting a trained dog is Paws in Prison. If there is one in your state, you might want to check about it. Saw this on YouTube and Huffington Post. It´s another feel good story:


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