I have a Jack Russell terrier boxer mix who is about 1 1/2 and a German Shepherd Rottie mix about a year. We moved from our first floor apartment to a third floor one, and they have adjusted fine except for the dreaded STAIRS. I have tried everything, treats, positive reinforcement, sitting on the steps, picking up back legs, etc. I know it's because the stairs are white concrete and are shelf like, so you can see right through them. I cannot modify the steps in any way but my dogs have to get down to use the bathroom! It's been months of putting down puppy pads on the porch and I've even gotten complaints from our neighbors about my bleach dripping onto their patio. They are both housetrained, schedule fed, and kennel sleepers. The only way I can get them down is to tether the little one at the top, carry the big girl down, who is about 80 pounds now, tether her, and then go get the other one. I cannot afford a dog trainer or any help other than my husband! I am desperate!