German Shepherds Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,616 Posts
Definitely ramp in my opinion. I'd mount it with hinges so I could fold it up against the door when not in use.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,616 Posts
I don't have a senior dog, but I do have some experience with ramps. I've found that there are two issues that may inhibit a dog from wanting to use a ramp:

  1. Traction
  2. Stability/flexibility (of the ramp)
The ramp MUST have excellent traction. I recommend non-skid self adhesive strips that you can buy at Lowes. They are kind of pricy, but they are VERY grippy.

The ramp must not flex or feel unstable under the dog. If using plywood, be sure to brace it with dimensional lumber, or metal.

...From there, it should not be difficult to get the dog to use it.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top