Dogs like to keep a regular schedule. Eating, drinking, playing, and even potty time all come at regular times during the day. This often requires that we take our dogs for a walk late at night. Unfortunately, late night walks can leave us traversing dangerous stairs in the darkness.

Amongst the many hazards we face during the night, going down the stairs can involve tripping or slipping, especially if it is rainy or wet. These natural dangers may not even compare to the fact that an eager dog may try tugging on the leash to get to their potty zone, which can pull you down the stairs. All of these problems are a common danger to pet owners and dogs alike, resulting in late night accidents or injuries.

Fortunately, there are several precautions you can take to prevent these issues. Start by getting your dog on a regular potty schedule. Refrain from feeding them prior to bed time, especially since it can leave them scratching at the door after bed time. Because we’re sleepy or groggy during this time, traversing stairs can be a danger not only to us, but to our dogs as well. If you fell, it could pull your dog down the stairs, resulting in injuries for both of you.

Both senior people and dogs know that the stairs can be a difficult hurtle to manage during the night. You may consider utilizing an indoor potty for convenience if you live in a big city or an upstairs apartment. Indoor litter boxes would allow your pup to potty at their own convenience, which will prevent the necessity of having to take them out at night. Nor will you have to worry about the dangers of unlit stairs.

You can still provide your dog with the opportunity to potty, without putting yourself and your dog in danger of using the stairs late at night. While the outdoors can be fun for you and your companion, you don’t have to put yourself in a dangerous situation, especially when both you and your dog are a little sleepy and getting ready for bed.

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