Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Re: Stair Issues
Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAAN...
But down is getting very weird. Vision? I am thinking it might be time to build a permanent ramp.
I had a K9 handicap ramp built for Yukon 10 years ago and believe me, it's been a blessing over the years. I don't know what I would have done without it. Right now Ringer uses it to go down the majority of the time and always coming back up. Honey is about 50/50 and Kelly doesn't use it going down unless there's something to bark at at the neighbor's house facing the ramp. He's starting to have to use it a lot coming up.
And the biggest benefit is when my back is giving me a problem I use it too!!!
I have several suggestions. One is that you use a moderate slant - not too steep. Also to use hand rails and a middle rail or maybe two so HRH won't fall over the side. I've had to assist some elderly Hooligans up the ramp, so also suggest it's wide enough for that (ours is about as wide as a hall way). I assume the King will demand a red carpet on his? Also, I'm not too sure how you'd handle ice on it, I guess the same way you do on the steps???
Gayle, Faith, Ledgie, Scooby
At the Bridge: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser