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BCSnob

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Posted: 10/12/21 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you think the steps you have are too small or closely spaced for your dog?
Do you think a foldable step stool or work platform would be large enough and tall enough for your dog to make it into your vehicles?

Like
11.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches stool

Or
24.5 x 26 x 13.3 inches Al Platform

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Posted: 10/12/21 12:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How much height do you need for the step?

I have a couple of these and they work well. For a long dog, they do nice as they give him a wide platform to stand on. It was the only step Moose-dog would use - everything else was jumped over regardless of how it was set up.

I've never seen a ramp that was convenient for anything but a truck. They are either too flimsy for a big dog or they are too big and bulky to fit inside a vehicle.


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Posted: 10/12/21 03:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sometimes things just work out. I was on my way home from a doctor's appointment and on a whim went into the pet store we frequent to look for a ramp. We've avoided ramps because as others have said most are flimsy. This one is not. It's 5 feet long and holds up to 150 lbs, fits perfectly in area of the bumper below the license plate, only weighs 10 lbs and folds in half. It's still a bit large folded but will easily fit in the front seat. Within 5 minutes Tully was going up and down it like a champ. Hopefully he will still be that way when I take him to the vet tomorrow!

BCSnob/Toadtoes, my husband had thought about using a stool or step of some sort. That was our next thought before I decided to try the ramp.

Thanks, all!


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Hmmmmm
Holds 150 lbs
So what do you do next month?
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Posted: 10/12/21 05:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So what do you do next month?

PUNT LOL!

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Posted: 10/12/21 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know my Collies prefer a ramp to steps. My homemade ramp I've used to load a 300# scooter so no fear of collapse.

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Posted: 10/12/21 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Hmmmmm
Holds 150 lbs
So what do you do next month?
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Crowe wrote:

Sometimes things just work out. I was on my way home from a doctor's appointment and on a whim went into the pet store we frequent to look for a ramp. We've avoided ramps because as others have said most are flimsy. This one is not. It's 5 feet long and holds up to 150 lbs, fits perfectly in area of the bumper below the license plate, only weighs 10 lbs and folds in half. It's still a bit large folded but will easily fit in the front seat. Within 5 minutes Tully was going up and down it like a champ. Hopefully he will still be that way when I take him to the vet tomorrow!

BCSnob/Toadtoes, my husband had thought about using a stool or step of some sort. That was our next thought before I decided to try the ramp.

Thanks, all!


Keep the step in mind for the RV as the dogs get older. It worked better than the built in steps for Moose-dog. Tornado-dog is super flexible, so I suspect he'll be OK with the more narrow steps.

I always remember my boxer when I was a kid. She could climb a ladder. She was the only dog who could go into our garage loft. And she could climb up the playground slides - she'd slide down them.

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Posted: 10/12/21 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m happy you found a solution

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Posted: 10/13/21 05:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep the step in mind for the RV as the dogs get older.

No RV right now but that 5th wheel we looked at over the summer is always in the back of our minds

I always remember my boxer when I was a kid. She could climb a ladder.

LOL! My husband grew up with boxers. He taught one to climb a ladder. His mother was ready to kill him over it LOL!

Today will be the test to see if I spoke too soon. Tully has a vet appointment this morning. Hopefully he hasn't forgotten what he learned yesterday!

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