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How do dog ramps locate onto a car?

Posted by: Tim Berrisford  Date: 07/09/2016   Category: Animal HQ

Dog ramps are becoming ever popular and more people are being attracted to using them after seeing other dog’s owners using them whilst out walking. However a common question that we get asked is how the ramp itself locates onto the vehicle and is it safe for dog, especially larger or heavier dogs.

Our answer is simple, yes they are extremely safe to use with all dog breeds and vehicles as long as you purchase the correct ramp for your vehicle that supports your dog’s weight. They are actually the safest way of your dog gaining access to your car as they look after your dog’s joints by adding no extra pressure or impact that would occur if your dog jumped up or down.

Our best selling range of dog ramps are the Solvit dog ramps which include the Solvit Ultra Bi Fold Ramp, Solvit Deluxe Telescopic, Solvit Deluxe XL Telescopic and the Solvit Tri Scope. All four of these ramps locate to your vehicle in the same way which it using two rubber stoppers as shown in the pictures below demonstrating the Solvit Deluxe Telescopic Ramp.

Once you extend your ramp to the desired length simply place the ramp on the boot shelf and as soon as any pressure is applied to the ramp it will not move at all. This not only creates the safest ramp for your dog to use but also ensures it doesn’t not wobble or slide which can diminish your dog’s confidence of using these ramps. Solvit use the rubber stoppers across their entire range of dog ramps as this is a proven way of ensuring the safety of your dog. Other dog ramps use tethers to attach it to a cars boot however this leaves room for the ramp to move and could make your dog anxious about using it.

The ramps also come with two rubber stoppers on the bottom of the ramp so not only does it guarantee the top of the ramp cannot be moved or slide around on the vehicle but the base of the ramp is stable and stationery on the floor as soon as your dog walks onto it. This is such an important feature as most dogs will need to be taught how to walk up a ramp as they have never done it before. Having these extra safety features ensures they have a stable surface from the first time of use which with increase their confidence and using the ramp will become second nature.