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Stairs, Ramp, Both or Neither?

Many of you enjoy bedtime snuggles with a furry friend and, for those of you with lil ones, how do they manage to get up onto your big bed? I've seen several versions of stairs ($89-$159) and recently spotted a couple pet ramps ($79-$149) also for small or special needs dogs. Which of these could find a place in your happy home?

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insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
No pets on the furniture in my house.
FiftyFour FiftyFour 8 years
LOL I try to keep my dog OFF the couch, and people are purchasing products to make it easier for the dog to get up :p
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Mine jumps. Actually, she more propels herself onto the bed.
BalooB BalooB 8 years
I have my linen box at the end of my bed, so Bella uses those to get a step up onto the bed.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
We bought stairs for my dachshund Ladybird, but she's still learning to use them. She goes up two steps, then jumps from there, which is kind of an improvement, I guess...
kajivar kajivar 8 years
I have stairs, but not for a dog -- they're for my cat. He's 11 years old, and after I got a new bed with a much higher mattress, I noticed him having trouble jumping up on the bed. At first his dignity would not allow him to use the stairs, but now he happily uses them.
deleted912 deleted912 8 years
my silly mini pin recently discovered the art of jumping. at first I worried he was going to hurt himself but I can't discourage him from jumping..my bed is pretty high up though
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I have stairs but Cuba runs up them then jumps off the bed so I am going to try the ramp and see if I have better luck.
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Someone gave us stairs like those, but my older dog (20 lbs) found them too unstable and narrow, and nearly fell off them. She just makes me pick her up and put her down now.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
JUMP!
vitisva vitisva 8 years
I have a St. Weiler - she can get pretty much anyplace she wants to.
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