Outdoor Ramps for Dogs - Pet Classics™

Dog Ramp - PVC dog steps for your bed made with outdoor carpet , wood and zip ties !!
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Obviously, Smart Dog Ramp Junior is ideal for small dogs. It has a non-slip surface and protective floor ramps to avoid slipping and falling. The Shur Foot tread feature prevents or pets from getting back pain and joint stress especially with the old pets. It is compact and lightweight, and its built-in handle is perfect for outdoor activities as you may bring the ramp anytime, anywhere.
With a little training, your dogs will be able to the ramp without exerting too much assistance. Amazing, isn’t it?
Smart Dog Ramp Junior weighs 10 pounds and has a dimension of 40″Lx21″Wx6″H.
Dog Ramp - PVC dog steps for your bed made with outdoor carpet , wood and zip ties !!
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If your dog is nervous or hesitant about using a grit surface (particularly the heavy-duty grit on aluminum ramps), find a piece of indoor residential plush carpet (use plush - no loops, berbers, rubber backed or indoor/outdoor carpets) and cut a strip to fit the ramp. No need to glue or tape - the grit surface will hold the carpet strip like velcro. Once your dog is comfortable with the ramp you can usually take this carpet away - or continue to use as necessary. Make an Outdoor Pet Ramp
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Photo provided by FlickrDIY Pet Ramp - made from 2 pieces wire shelving, indoor/outdoor carpeting, zipties, wire cutter, and an awl
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So my wife and I walked the aisles of Home Depot looking for parts and pieces that we could use to make a ramp for our dog, We found six foot closet shelves that went for ten bucks each and bought two of them to interlace, zip-tie and use as the ramp structure itself. We also purchased a six foot by two foot piece of outdoor carpet for the main anti-slip surfacing for the ramp assembly. By the way, if you want the carpeting to completely cover the assembly, then you will need to purchase a piece that's about two feet-eight inches wide. Watching your sweet pup struggle to get up the stairs or climb in your car isn't fun, but picking up a heavy dog can be dangerous for both of you. Building an outdoor pet ramp lets her retain her independence while you keep back pain at bay.The wood ramp has a slick surface and when rain soaked it becomes very slippery, so just like the , I decided to finish this one off with an outdoor carpeted rubber runner to give the dogs better traction. This was the only part that I didn’t have on hand, so after a quick trip to the hardware store I was able to finish off the project.This is as simple and easy as it gets (and cheap too)! This ramp doesn’t require sawing, drilling, or any woodshop skill whatsoever. It’s just a matter of purchasing some cheap wire shelves, an outdoor carpet, and a little bit of MacGyver-ing magic.Although painting the ramp is an easy way to finish it, paint can be slick when it gets wet from rain or dew outside. Instead, cover the plywood with outdoor carpet to create a non-slip surface for your pup. Painting the legs and sides if you feel artistic.My big guy couldn’t handle anything even remotely uneven, and so rather than placing wood strips in intervals along the top surface, I simply flipped over the carpet and used the reverse side which had a great latex-like non-slip surface – so much less slippery than the ribbed carpet side (This is the indoor/outdoor runner type sold by the foot at big home improvement stores)! I also placed sides on mine because he had a high potential to fall/walk off the edges – this is easily done by attaching dog-eared cedar fence pickets to the side edges with screws (drill pilot holes or go very slowly so as not to crack your wood). I’m working on a blog tutorial for my ramp, and plan to link to your great guide as well! 🙂