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Re: Wanted: Ramp/stairs for my little dog

These will not win you any interior decorating awards, but they do the trick:
https://www.amazon.de/Karlie-Flaming...underampe+sofa

ETA: Better yet, the same thing from Zooplus.ch:
http://www.zooplus.ch/shop/hunde/hun...derampe/270871

This is a bit better from a blend-in-with-the-furnishing, standpoint:
https://www.amazon.de/Trixie-3943-Tr...ndetreppe+holz

There are many versions of these out there, google Hunderampe or Hundetreppe.


Key is stability; if you order one online it's not always clear how good the construction is - but adding weight to the bottom often helps if you are not happy.

It's also very important that the surface is textured so that the dog doesn't slip, my preference (from a wobbly dog viewpoint) is a sisal covering as in the wooden stairs.

Hope you find what you are looking for.



ETA:

When several of my oldies got to that stage, instead of stairs or a ramp I worked on training them to wait for me to lift them on/off the bed - simply because while stairs/ramps make going up easy, there is always a chance of falling or twisting going down, especially in the dark.

Whatever you choose, make sure you train Rookie to use the stairs/ramp, both up and down, and until you are comfortable that he is stable using the stairs/ramp keep the bedroom door closed when you are not there to supervise.

I certainly empathize. The Belltie is quite wobbly these days and when he is 'away with the fairies' he forgets that he can't do stairs anymore. I am now on the fourth attempt at creating some kind of block/gate for our winding staircase. Traditional gates won't work because the stairwell is open. I thought I had it down, but Hooligan figured out how to knock the whole thing over - and I found the Belltie caught midway up the stairs.

Oldies are very special, aren't they?

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