Not all dogs are created equal! While a St. Bernard can happily hop into the back of your car after a long hike, or easily clamber up onto furniture, a smaller or shorter legged dog; such as a Lakeland Terrier or Dachsund, would struggle. Sometimes you need to even the odds on your pooch’s behalf.
In the same way, the advancing age of your four-legged friend can eventually rob them of mobility and balance. If they’re a larger breed, simply lifting them around may not be feasible, let alone practical.
Give your dog the freedom they need
Dog steps have been specifically designed to solve these problems, allowing your dog the freedom that genetics or age have otherwise taken away.
Dog steps are best used indoors, as they are easy to transport, and generally only take up a small amount of room. Dog steps also provide your pooch with a degree of luxury, with plush, paw friendly material on the steps, and warm domestic colouring. When choosing a set of dog steps, bear in mind the step-count; the fewer the steps, the harder a short legged dog will find it to climb to the top!
Improve mobility for aging dogs
Depending on the size of your aging dog, a larger or smaller step count may instead be required; ideally you’ll want a small amount of large steps, as fewer steps means less joint pain, and wider steps run less of a risk of exploiting your elderly hound’s failing coordination. However, no matter how old or infirm your dog is, a larger number of steps may be required if your pooch is of a breed with particularly short legs.