Teaching your puppy use stairs might not be something you've been planning on, but if he's lived on one level his whole life, he's going to need some guidance. Fortunately this most likely won't take too much time for him to pick up as long as you give him confidence and assurance. Most puppies learn to use stairs without too much coaching
The key is to give him confidence and make sure he's safe. Wood stairs can be slippery and scary for a puppy. You can add grips to each step or a runner to add extra friction. Before you've taught your puppy to use stairs, keep him blocked off with a baby gate. You don't want your puppy to take a fall before he's ready.
Read through the three methods below and pick the right one for you and your puppy. With some patience and guidance, your puppy will be bounding up and down the stairs in no time at all.