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27 June 2018 - 5:49 pm
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Hi there. 

Anyone have a great recommendation for a ramp? I’d love to find one that allowed her to get 36” up onto my SUV backseat (versus the rear entry). Two back injuries later ( for me!) getting her in and out I’m finally trying to cut that plan out and get a ramp.

Most look too short or are rear entry. Getting her out and down is easy with our new Tripawd Ruffwear harness but getting up and in is no joke. 

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Cashew, “ShuShu”, stray shot in Armenia (where this is sport!).  Lost left forelimb at 4-6 mos. old as a result of GSW. Adopted at 19 mos. in May 2018. Currently Working hard at PT. 

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Sure! You've come to the right place. I know you're looking for a side-ramp, but many dogs are averse to using them because they naturally have poor depth perception, and ramps are scary. You may want to test ShuShu on a ramp before buying one, just in case she freaks out.  If you're set on one you can try these dog ramp training tricks.

Also, something that's really cool is a hitch-step like the OttoStep.

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I am also looking for help getting my boy IN my Explorer! Getting him out is easy. He won’t ride in the rear of the car, it freaks him out. So I put his crate (it has a wide side that folds up into the top of the crate so he doesn’t feel locked in) in my second row and leave the front open so he’s forced to sit down (out of the crate, he will refuse to sit down during any car ride), but won’t freak out at being locked in the crate. It’s working great for our daily trips to my grandmas house, but getting him IN the SUV is a challenge when I’m dressed and ready for work and don’t want dog hair all over my shirt! 

(He has separation anxiety, and can’t be left home alone for more than about 3 hours, so every day I take him to my grandparents house while I go to work.)

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How big is Riot?  He is a rear amp, right?

My little Pug mix Elly is missing a back leg- I get her in and out of my truck with a RuffWear WebMaster harness, she never leaves the house without it on.  Elly is only about 15.5 pounds, she thinks she is climbing in the truck on her own! 

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Shu Shu (37 lbs) also will not go in Thru the back, only the backseat. I thought about the hitch step but am somewhat confident she wouldn’t do it #stubborn. And my dog that recently passed in May, his crate is still back there and truth be told, I can’t bear to move it yet. We do have the Ruffwear harness as Karen mentioned which is great and required for getting her out gently v. Jumping. 

And LOL dog hair. Shu sheds more than any and all the dogs I’ve ever owned combined!!

I just received the Solvit pupstep XL size stairs #amazon. We use the smaller ones for the bed and I’m giving these larger ones a shot. They are 25” high and my back seat is 36”. The floor is 21” high. I will let you know how it goes. They just arrived yesterday and we are having a massive heat wave so I haven’t tried them yet. If they don’t work I’m thinking of building a ramp or using daily treat training to try the hitch step. 

Your dog is adorbs. He looks like my Eskie Mix who recently passed. 

We are desperate too bc I’ve hurt my back a few times lifting her in and part (only part) of her PT includes off site walks. Lots of car rides. Plus she loves the car. 

If only Shu was a pug 😉❤️LolKaren

Cashew, “ShuShu”, stray shot in Armenia (where this is sport!).  Lost left forelimb at 4-6 mos. old as a result of GSW. Adopted at 19 mos. in May 2018. Currently Working hard at PT. 

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Update for Riots Mom:

Ugh. New stairs did not work. The side door will not open wide enough to angle the stairs straight and she went in Shiba refusal mode. I may try them in the back and or get the hitch step. In general they are great stairs and as I said we use three sets for all around the bed. 

Truth be told I didn’t really try hard  bc I immediately saw the angle was way too cattywampus, as ShuShu’s PT likes to say. #hergait :-/

Another option is building one. I found some on Pinterest I may investigate. 

I think I’m really avoiding grief moving Henry’s crate and teaching her the back route. 

Cashew, “ShuShu”, stray shot in Armenia (where this is sport!).  Lost left forelimb at 4-6 mos. old as a result of GSW. Adopted at 19 mos. in May 2018. Currently Working hard at PT. 

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