My 9 week old lab pup has been on several outings with me as we go through the socialization process. I've ran into a couple of instances when he absolutely locks up with fear: crossing thresholds of doors when entering a building and going down a set of stairs while inside a building. When we exit the building, he crossed the threshold with very little concern. At home, he navigates stairs on our outdoor deck easily with no apprehension. When he locked up on the thresholds, I simply eased him along with the leash or by reaching down and scooting him across with my hands - trying to keep things positive and enthusiastic. On the interior stairs (7 steps total), I tried moving his front legs down, followed by the back legs, since I know he is physically capable of doing the motions. I did this for each step and he would not take a step on his own - all 7 steps. Instead of trying to get him to conquer it, I just moved on to let him get some attention from the folks at my office, bringing it back to a positive experience.
Should I have done anything differently, or just moved on with our walk and try it again another day?