The Advantages Of Dog Stairs

July 27, 2009

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Have a new dog in the house is a pleasure and a responsibility. No matter what age the dog is, when they first come to your home, there is a certain degree of training that is necessary to get them acclimated to their new surroundings. A younger dog or puppy will undoubtedly need dog training with emphasis on training with dog steps.

Small dogs only grow to a certain size. These little beauties have no way to climb on and off certain pieces of furniture such as the couch or bed. You may start at first by picking them up but the best way to handle their needs is to train them how to climb up and down the steps.

Large and small dog steps are readily available at many retailers and are a worthwhile investment in your dog’s safety. There are many studies that show that small dogs are at the highest risk of breaking a limb if they fall off of a couch or bed and land improperly.

Many dogs are very smart and will only need to be shown a time or two how to ascend the stairs and then how to climb back down. Make sure that the steps are stationed where your dog will not climb to the top and fall off, i.e., not near a corner of the bed or armless sofa.

Keep the pet stairs free from objects that may cause the dog to trip such as toys and treats. Don’t rush your puppy or dog to climb down right away if they hesitate. Let them get comfortable with using the steps and before you know it, their training will be complete.

When you shop for your pet steps, the main thing to look for is a weight restriction/recommendation, as well as the height of the steps. You won’t want to get a set of stairs with tall steps if you have a short-legged dog.

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