Okay, I have a serious question. I dont know whether this is just a behavior or if it is something medical. Maya has been doing really good with housetraining lately. Usually right after she finishes eating we go straight outside and she will potty and poop. Well after supper tonight we went out and she pottied and then squated like she was going to poop, so I did the normal calm "good potty, good Maya" deal then when she got up to come to me for her normal ear scratching I noticed that she infact did NOT poopy or pee. she did this once more during this outting and then we came inside and in the crate for 20 minutes and then back outside... again she faked me out.... could this just be becuase it is REALLY COLD or is it something i should call the vet about. I know that she hasnt eaten anything but her dog food and a few dog treats today so thats not my concern. I guess I am just worried. Also I think i may have started something bad. Maya doesnt walk well on a leash and she absolutly will NOT go down any stairs which proves to be a problem as to get outside we have to go down 4 stairs on the deck. I have been carrying her. I realize that she is going to get big and fast and that I wont be able to carry her. I have tried luring her down the stairs with a treat (which didnt work) and I have tried putting her down so that her front paws are on the second to top stair and her back paws are on the top of them but she just backs up. The farthest I have gotten her is if I put her front paws on the second to bottum step and her back paws on the next one up, if I do that she will go down the rest of the way. What do I do about the stairs?