6 Week Old Chocolate Dapple Dachshund ELLIE Learning to Climb Stairs A six week old Chocolate Dapple Dachshun, ELLIE, has learned to climb stairs! This is a major accomplishment for her. While this may seem like a difficult feat for an adorable little dog, it can be done with some patience and practice. Although dachshunds can climb stairs, they may need a bit of help at first. To help her learn to climb stairs, you should start with smaller steps and give her positive reinforcement.