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Me and my boyfriend were sitting in the living room and we hear some noise in the kitchen (usually Ella counter surfing) and low and behold Ella is on the kitchen counter.... today Ella learned that she has the ability to actually jump ON the kitchen counters....and yes I mean starting at the floor and ending up on top of the counter!!

yes Ella is a small 40lb and much more nimble than your average basset but never did I ever think she could jump up on something that high!

This should be quite the fun challenge for us....I swear she is out to get me sometimes!
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Mikey, would you agree with my vet and breeder friends that this is the same with stairs? It's fine going up, but all the weight is forcrd onto those little front legs when going down.

We have never let our Bassets go up and down stairs and keep a 'gate' at the bottom.
That is correct. That's why I advise puppy buyers to carry their pup down the stairs as log as they can, preferably until they are at least a year old.
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