vest/pulley system to get dog upstairs?
Okay, is this nuts or am I tapping my inner McGyver?
Aik is almost 11 and has been healthy and active and has been able to get up the stairs of my two-story home. My bedroom is upstairs and the room downstairs is TINY and for a variety of reasons, is not practical for me to move in to.
He has recently developed some back-end problems, which is likely to be a herniated disc. He can't some upstairs at night and it's breaking both our hearts. He is a velcro dog, especially since Lucy died. I've been sleeping on the couch next to him but with my own back problems, I can't do it for long.
A friend has suggested that he install a pulley system to get Aik up the stairs at night if I can find a harness/vest that will support a 100 pound dog.
First question: Has anybody done this or found another method to get a large dog up the stairs? I weigh about 120 pounds myself and can't carry him
Second: Can anybody suggest a vest/harness? I'm thinking of the type used in SAR to raise and lower dogs to needed locations.
Aik vom Haus Gold "The Rock" Age 11
Zuzu--gsd DOB 4-21-09. Naughty n' nice
Lucy, Black GSD 2/1997-12-25-2008.
" T'was Heaven with you Here."
Dweezil, WGSD. RIP, 13
Moon, WGSD. RIP , 12
Shining found treasures both.