Making Dog Ramp For Stairs

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Dog ramp for stairs – Stairs can be difficult for a dog to master, even for small or older dogs may have a particularly hard time climbing up and down. Dog ramps are a solution to make it easier for your pet to navigate your home. You can buy ramps at your local pet store, or you can save a few dollars and make a completely custom ramp at home for your canine companion.


Determine the width of the ramp based on the size of your dog. Small breeds such as Chihuahuas and Pomeranians, fits on a 12-inch wide ramp.  Measure the appropriate width of the plywood and cut with a sharp saw to create an 8-foot-long base of the ramp. This will serve as a base for your ramp to keep it from moving when the dog is on the dog ramp for stairs.

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Spread a thin layer of carpet glue over the surface of the plywood, and cover ramp with carpet. The mat provides traction dog climbs the ramp, and the water resistant nature of indoor / outdoor carpeting prevents the boom from being destroyed if the dog cannot make it outside to potty.

Fold the edges of the mat over and stick them on the bottom of the ramp to keep the rug from moving. Aligning the small wood blocks along the short side of the ramp and attaching it with screws driven through the forest of 45-degree angle. This will hold the block firmly in place and anchor the ramp firmly against the bottom of the stairs to keep it from moving while the dog using the newly constructed dog ramp for stairs.