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So I found an imperfection in Bogie. He doesn't mind petting his ears, but as soon as I try to clean them, he gets up and walks away. And if I try to approach him again, he'll just continue to walk away from me. I know I am supposed to clean them frequently, but he wont let me clean more than the outer portion of his ears. After the rain the other day, and going out for walks in it, there is dirty just on the bottom of his ears. If anyone has any advice on a different way to approach the ear cleaning, please let me know!

Also, he seems to be afraid of going down stairs. He is okay doing the short staircase that leads up to my front door, but going down any other staircase seems to be an issue. He loves going up the stairs though, and has gone up to the 3rd floor of my building following his nose! He also came to work with me yesterday, and clearly wanted to go outside, but my office is on the second floor, and when we got to the staircase, he would just freeze or back away quickly. I'm not sure what to do about this. Right now he is underweight, so I can lift him alright, but I don't know if I'll be able to carry him when he gets a bit heavier.

Thanks for your help!

PS: I finally heard a howl! Now it is his "Mommy I have to go out RIGHT NOW" signal!
 
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