Car ramps

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Purchasing a dog ramp can be quite an outlay especially when you aren’t sure how well made it is, how stable it is and whether your dog will use it (please always use these with your dog wearing a harness so you can guide them up)
Here is a discussion post from Facebook that started the debate … I personally don’t need one as Holly is only 16kg so I can lift her but I’m regularly asked…
please can peeps give advice on a few then recommend.

https://m.facebook.com/CAMarthritis/

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That’s a trixie ramp.

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I use a trioxide car ramp for my 13 year old arthritic Labrador Meg. Meg is 26kg and we have not had any problems with this ramp. We use a Hurtta harness on her for safety when she is using the ramp and we stay very close to her. I found bribery worked well in getting her used to it. I started with it totally flat on the floor in the lounge, when she was ok with this I used it on a shallow step and then a deeper step. She finds it so much easier now as do I.

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Have you tried introducing her slowly to the ramp PenHunting? start off with it flat on the floor, lure her towards it, and reward when she puts a foot on. Gradually build up so that she is rewarded for two feet, for fully standing on it, walking along etc and then start to lift the end until she is happy and confident on it. many of them wobble a bit when the dog starts to walk on them – when you aren’t very steady on your feet imagine how worrying this might be! So make sure it is solid when you are introducing her to walking on it.

Lynsey

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My dog refuses to use the ramp I bought, I tried a step and she just tries to clear it so I think I am making it worse. Now I just try to park up next to a curb or bank to minimise the jump. she travels on the back seat. She is too big for me to lift.

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I bought a plastic one off amazon and I must admit it was very wobbly and unstable. I sent it back. Sorry I don’t remember the name, but I have to admit it was cheap, so too good to be true

Gill and sir pickles

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