Does your pooch like to sleep on your bed or snuggle next to you on the couch?
But is he or she too old or too small to jump up on their own?
Perhaps the Deluxe Doggy Steps can give them a leg up!
My dog, Romeo, falls into one of the categories that the Deluxe Doggy Steps will supposedly help out. He's 11 years old and he's arthritic and he likes to get up on our bed, and lately he hasn't been able to.
Hopefully the Doggy Steps will serve us well in this endeavor.
So what you're supposed to do with the Doggy Steps is just put them up to your bed or couch. One of the problems I see with this, though, is that there's a large gap between the top of the bed and the top step. These ought to be taller.
They say what you should do to get your pet to go up on the steps is maybe use a treat to try to motivate them.
In addition to arthritic dogs, the Deluxe Doggy Steps are supposed to help out smaller dogs.
NewsCenter 16's Stephanie Stang tested the steps with her dog, Pinky.
She had the same complaint I had about the steps not being big enough or tall enough for the bed. She tried putting a night stand in there as a bridge, but the dog kept slipping on the wooden surface. So then she put a towel over it and that seemed to help the situation.
The key to this whole thing, I think, is training. But there are also some natural built-in deficiencies with this. Number one -- it's not high enough for the bed, and a lot of it has to do with the intelligence of the dog. You be your own judge.
I'm going to give the Deluxe Doggy Steps the partial thumbs up, because I do think they work with the proper training and with the right dog, but they're not for everyone.
What I found with my dog is that it may be hard to teach an old dog a new trick.
However, even before this story aired, I got a bunch of emails from people who say these steps really work well for them.
The Deluxe Doggy Steps, which are not recommended for dogs over 70 pounds, can be found in stores and on the internet.
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