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Re: Getting a dog (in dog box) in and out of car

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https://www.hundetreppen.com

Peeking at the website, they are not cheap. But then, probably less expensive than a knee or back injury. Mine or Hooligan's.

I'm considering getting these. Available throughout Switzerland.
I was a bit shocked at the prices. 3 step model is 470 chf.

Looking at alternatives I found this from Trixie. It seems to be new.
https://www.trixie.de/heimtierbedarf...s/?card=211073

Looks to be something in the range of 130 francs.

We use a ramp, it really does work well, but you need a place to store them in the car while you travel.
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Looks to be something in the range of 130 francs.
Oooo - that's a very nice price!
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Re: Getting a dog (in dog box) in and out of car

I haven't read the entire thread, but did some research on dog boxes a while back.

It was great reading, most dog boxes if not all are not tested and all the few that were failed, crushing or injuring their occupant in an accident.

If you have a big dog, you're better off buying a dog seat belt, again look for something that has actually been crash tested.
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I haven't read the entire thread, but did some research on dog boxes a while back.

It was great reading, most dog boxes if not all are not tested and all the few that were failed, crushing or injuring their occupant in an accident.

If you have a big dog, you're better off buying a dog seat belt, again look for something that has actually been crash tested.
I think it depends on your car, your dog, and more than side considerations. The topic of this thread was not the relative safety of the dog box, but rather getting oneís older dog into the dog box. My dog, for example is safer in most dog boxes because she will not sit still in the car. Even at 15 she jumps around.

Sheís a midsize (25kg) dog. Iíve tried numerous seat belt/car harness configurations, which have been crash tested and the bigger problem is that she could strangle herself.

She has a plastic dog box - itís got metal inserts, but itís light and can open easily from all sides. She goes into the dog box and sleeps.

To Meloncollie and Mrs Doolittle.

Lily doesnít like open stairs. But theyíre a great idea. So what weíre doing right now is to put her in the box and lift it. With two people, itís easy enough. I have a ramp and a small set of folding carpeted stairs that I hope to train her with. I hope thereís enough cheese in the world for this!


Sheís doing well anyway, so we just enjoy her company. She hates the car, so we adjust our travels as needed (vet and tierheim). Sheís good on her own, pretty healthy for 15 years (in 2 weeks). I canít ask for much more.
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Oooo - that's a very nice price!
We bought the stairs yesterday in Germany for 119 Euros.(including Mwst which we will get back). The shop ordered them for us and happily let us test them out before buying. The staff came outside to watch because it is a new product and they had not seen them in use. They were really impressed.

The stairs seem easier for our dog to use than the ramp. They fold up and store compactly in the car. The stairs are open and I can understand how some dogs may prefer a ramp, especially older dogs. In the past for our older dogs I covered the ramp with anti slip material.
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Re: Getting a dog (in dog box) in and out of car

I assume the groan to my above post is because we bought the stairs in Germany. The local pet store told us they could not order this product.

Both of our dog ramps, from Swisspet were purchased in Switzerland.
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Re: Getting a dog (in dog box) in and out of car

Nothing wrong with seeking the best value for all the accoutrement we need for our mutts.

After all, saving a bit on 'stuff' means I can afford to spend more elsewhere in Switzerland, notably the not-so-small fortune I regularly (and gratefully) drop at the vet clinic. My dogs are significant contributors to the Swiss economy.
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My dogs are significant contributors to the Swiss economy.
Mine too.

But really, where and how you choose to spend your money is no oneís business but you and iím grateful for any tips on where to find stuff.
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Re: Getting a dog (in dog box) in and out of car

We used to buy dog food from a store in Switzerland. Last time I was at the Paketshop in Germany picking up an Amazon shipment there was a huge pallet of dog food outside with the storeís name and address on it. I might as well order direct. The Paket shop is closer than the pet store...
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