Dog Ramps – Homemade vs. Pre-made
If you have a dog that is in need of a little help climbing up you can always install a ramp or stairs for them. Now you have two choices, you can make a ramp or buy one.
Making one isn’t very difficult as the instructions below from Handicapped Pets show.
Depending on distance and size of dog, use 1 x 1 or 2 x 1 supports along sides of ply board or use 1/8 or 1/4 inch ply board. Measure distance you will need, ie. if your dog is strong the angle can be quite short.
One 1 x 1 (or 1 x 2) on each side, and along top and bottom edge – nail or screw in place Length of indoor/outdoor carpet or carpet grass which will cover the breadth of the ply board and wrap along the 1 x 1s nail or staple gun in place OR a Carpet Runner which exceeds length of ramp by at least foot on each end.
BEVEL THE EDGES OF THE BOTTOM 1 x 1s at an angle that will accommodate the ground, if you are so inclined. The top 1 x 1s can be steadied with a good bottom bevel and the carpet runner over the top, or for the bigger dog, get an L bracket and bend to the required angle. Affix a rubberized surface to the L bracket to prevent slippage.
Or you can check out the selection of ramps and stairs that are ready to use. 🙂
|The ‘Basic Pet Ramp‘ is a free standing indoor pet ramp is designed to give your dogÂ full access to your furniture without jumping or climbing.||The Folding Pet Ramp is Easy open, easy close, lightweight, weighs 18.5 pounds, 70 inches long (35 inches folded), 18 inches wide with raised edges. Holds up to 500 lbs||Wider and more stable than a ramp. Pet Loaderâ€™sâ„¢ lower angle of ascent/decent and greater traction eliminates your dogâ€™s fear of entering your vehicle. Yet Pet Loaderâ„¢ is light in weight and folds down to a mere 7-1/4â€ for easy portability and storage. Available in Aluminum or ABS Plastic|
|Free-standing Platform Pet Ramps provide a level landing at the top||Flat Ramps holds up to 100 lb dogs and attaches under the cushion or mattress||Flat Ramp with Side Rails, Side Rails are 4″ high to help keep the pet on track.|
You can see the entire selection of products available from Handicapped Pets
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