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

Like the title says....Lily the Pup is 14.5 and showing signs of arthritis. Her short legs make it difficult for her to leap into the back of the car. Neither will she jump into the back seat. Its probably about a 50 cm jump.

We bought a ramp and have been trying to train her to walk the ramp in the living room, (we tried the car and that was a fail) she just does not like new things, even when bribed with steak.

So we have a partial solution....put her in the dog box and lift it into the car. Its less than 30kg - 25 of dog and the dog box cant be more than 5. Works great, except it requires two people. Not always feasible.

So then I saw table lifts, scissor lifts and I was thinking, could I get a small manual one with wheels that I can collapse and put into the car? Anyone know if/where I might find such a thing.

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

Another option, since you already have a ramp... maybe find something to help "roll" the dog box up the ramp.
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Old 23.04.2019, 17:50
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Another option, since you already have a ramp... maybe find something to help "roll" the dog box up the ramp.
I was thinking along the same lines. You can add wheels, or at least a wheeled dolly, to the crate. Then you would push it up the ramp.


I'm sure I've seen a lift-like thingy somewhere... will search around and get back to you.



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Old 23.04.2019, 18:16
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Re: Getting a dog (in dog box) in and out of car

I‘d thought of that too....i‘ll Have to see if she will get into the box on the ramp or I can drag it onto the ramp without too much trouble and distress to her.
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Old 23.04.2019, 20:33
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Re: Getting a dog (in dog box) in and out of car

Found the small scissor lift table cart I think I remembered, but I don’t know anything about this retailer. So due diligence, blah blah, blah...

http://ment.ch/en/ment-shop-3/manual....html#site-top

Hope you find a solution...

(Figuring Heffalump and I have a few years, but some day I will likely be looking for similar solutions.)



ETA: Found a similar Hubtisch from Arthur Weber:

https://shop.arthurweber.ch/?srv=sea...arkId=ON183387

Arthur Weber is a respected company. More expensive though. You could stop by one of the stores to see the lift, though.

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Old 23.04.2019, 21:03
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Re: Getting a dog (in dog box) in and out of car

Thats exactly what Im looking at too. Ive seen aluminum ones that come in at 27kg....no way I can lift almost 50 kg into the car. Ill need a lift for the lift.

I can also buy wheels for lilys crate - am wondering if I can wheel it up the ramp and then lock the wheels in the car (she has a clipper 5 or 6). Need to do some measuring.

Thanks! Ill keep you posted on our progress.
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