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    My dog is pretty sure she is human and likes being on the couch... she has short little legs and I have to help her up. Jumping down she will do but I worry about her jumping down and the impact it has on their bodies. I came across these Puppy Stairs ramps. Has anyone tried these or anything like this?

    Puppy Stairs - Deluxe Pet Ramps & Steps - 1 Step, 2 Step or 3 Step

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    seems like a cool option. I have not tried this but it looks practical and convenient.
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    totally cool... i have not tried those, but we did buy a ramp for our guys many years ago and they refused to use it :faceplam:
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    Lola is the same way. Loves to be on the couch. I have something similar. I bought a stair/ramp unit from Bed Bath and Beyond. It is carpeted on both sides and can convert just by flipping it over. Super easy. She really did not like the ramp. She goes up and down no problem. She uses it so much that I have noticed the bottom step is getting a hole in the carpet. We have had it for over 2 months now.

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    I was looking at BBB but I saw horrible reviews.. which stair/ ramp unit did you buy?

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    One of mine won't use a ramp either.

    I like the way they look but are the cubes connected? I'm worry about that when my two get the crazies. They run and jump on everything. The steps need to be heavy enough not to move or I'd worry they'd get hurt.

    I use these- Lucky Cat Heavy Duty 3 Step Pet Stair & Reviews | Wayfair

    Have them in the 3 and 2 step. Love them.


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    Drs. Foster and Smith Dura-Ruff Indoor Ramp is the one we have. My dogs all use it to get up on the bed, not to get off. I got it because I've had several senior dogs in the past that the vet recommended they not jump on and off the bed. I was hoping that if my current dogs learned to use them when young, then when they get old thy will use them easily. I never had any luck teaching my old dogs to use stairs or ramps.

    Anyway, I like this ramp because you can configure it different ways. I don't have a lot of room in my bedroom, but this ramp fits on the corner of the bed with room to spare. It's big enough for my big dog and Winnie. When they get the zoomies, they do sometimes knock it over--but is anything safe during the zoomies?!

    (sorry, I don't know how to post the link)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnam View Post
    Drs. Foster and Smith Dura-Ruff Indoor Ramp is the one we have. My dogs all use it to get up on the bed, not to get off. I got it because I've had several senior dogs in the past that the vet recommended they not jump on and off the bed. I was hoping that if my current dogs learned to use them when young, then when they get old thy will use them easily. I never had any luck teaching my old dogs to use stairs or ramps.

    Anyway, I like this ramp because you can configure it different ways. I don't have a lot of room in my bedroom, but this ramp fits on the corner of the bed with room to spare. It's big enough for my big dog and Winnie. When they get the zoomies, they do sometimes knock it over--but is anything safe during the zoomies?!

    (sorry, I don't know how to post the link)
    Yeah, my steps are pretty sturdy during the zoomies..lol

    The reason I asked about the cubes is, if they're not connected, it's too easy to move them when they get the crazies and I wouldn't want mine to slip or get a leg or paw stuck in between cubes.
    If they're connected though, I think they're a very nice looking option.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    Yeah, my steps are pretty sturdy during the zoomies..lol

    The reason I asked about the cubes is, if they're not connected, it's too easy to move them when they get the crazies and I wouldn't want mine to slip or get a leg or paw stuck in between cubes.
    If they're connected though, I think they're a very nice looking option.
    They have Velcro strips on them so that you can stick them together. Still, they have come apart and topple over when both dogs (Jack - 85lbs and Winnie 45lbs) chase each other around the house, which includes up and down the bed! They are made of some kind of foam that's pretty sturdy but not too heavy. Heavier would be fine though, because we don't really move ours.

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    I use these stairs for my Bullies to get on and off of my bed:
    Dog Stairs : Amazon.com: Solvit PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs

    I have these steps for them to get in and out of my car:
    Amazon.com : Pet Gear Easy Step II Pet Stairs, 2-step/for Cats and Dogs up to 75-pounds, Light Cocoa : Dog Ramp : Pet Supplies


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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica989 View Post
    My dog is pretty sure she is human and likes being on the couch... she has short little legs and I have to help her up. Jumping down she will do but I worry about her jumping down and the impact it has on their bodies. I came across these Puppy Stairs ramps. Has anyone tried these or anything like this?

    Puppy Stairs - Deluxe Pet Ramps & Steps - 1 Step, 2 Step or 3 Step
    I have now two pair of stairs , i have a 3 step for the bed and a two step for the couch , love em as do all the various dogs I have , the reason I have them is My back and there hips . The Bulldogs love them the most Diva 11 does not at this stage in her life need to jump up or down , even Odin uses them and he is so big he can pretty well step onto anything he wants , but he is also a Cane Corso and hip displashia ( spellin there ) is strong in the breed so the stairs = less stress on them and there hips and less stress on My wallet in the long run .

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    we have steps for our little yorkies to get in the bed but the bulldogs are to wide.. the steps are to narrow.. they try to go up them and can make it but they wont go down and jump off bed.. i would like to find some that were extra wide for them.

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