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Old 02-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Ramp for BIG dogs

Anyone devise a method of loading their big dogs into their Jeep?
My Lab could jump in/out, but it's just not a good idea.
Maybe I may have to just get used to doing "doggy dead lifts"

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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Ramps

Thanks for the link!
Anyone have a ramp that they are happy with AND which fits well in the back of an Unlimited?
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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The Pet Step 2 is a great ramp. We used it for the truck and pool.
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We've used the twist step for years and find it workds great... goes into the hitch and is easy to operate and no need to carry around a ramp.... Key for us as we have 3 big dogs.

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big stupid dumb head jumps over the ramp,, yeah that was a good investment.
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my Doberman has no problem getting in my jeep, she's a good girl
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:35 PM   #8
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We've used the twist step for years and find it workds great... goes into the hitch and is easy to operate and no need to carry around a ramp
Thanks for the reference. Looks great. I even found a similar version without the twist and a few more $$$ in the pocket for those that need the change for....MORE MODS!!

http://www.amazon.com/Otto-Step/dp/B...8398231&sr=8-1
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big stupid dumb head jumps over the ramp,, yeah that was a good investment.
That's kinda where I'm at. I have a step and my big bad pit bull is afraid of it so she just jumps over it. With the lift & tires it's a big jump for the old lady so I've been leaving her home more than I normally would. I like the step on the hitch but I have the tuffy security deck in 90% of the time so that won't work. And I'm sure she'd be just as afraid of that...

Maybe a ramp...
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That's kinda where I'm at. I have a step and my big bad pit bull is afraid of it so she just jumps over it. With the lift & tires it's a big jump for the old lady so I've been leaving her home more than I normally would. I like the step on the hitch but I have the tuffy security deck in 90% of the time so that won't work. And I'm sure she'd be just as afraid of that...

Maybe a ramp...
Try putting her in your jeep, then setting up the ramp. Put a small treat down on the ramp. Then put 2... the next one a little farther down. Then maybe quit for awhile, and try again later. Make the treats really small... so you can give her a lot... just keep adding them down a little farther, when you get some progress - quite for a while. No more than 2 or 3 sessions/day. Give it a few days... she may figure it out. Make sure it's not slippery (at all)... You can even set up some plywood or (?) on either side to close the ramp in a bit. May make her a little more secure at first.

Hope this helps.

I work a LOT with animals... the key is to be consistent... kind, and patient. Just like with a child
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The plywood is a great idea, I'll have to try that. She is not food motivated at all, she'll turn her nose up at a big fat steak if she disagrees with me enough!
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That's kinda where I'm at. I have a step and my big bad pit bull is afraid of it so she just jumps over it. With the lift & tires it's a big jump for the old lady so I've been leaving her home more than I normally would. I like the step on the hitch but I have the tuffy security deck in 90% of the time so that won't work. And I'm sure she'd be just as afraid of that...

Maybe a ramp...
i have no rear seats in my jeep, so getting harley in no problem, i do worrie about him jumping out,,, as for the person who mentioned the treat on the step,,,, big stupid dumb head jumbed over the step and either ate from the ground or tried to commit suicide by trying to reach it from inside the jeep after jumping over it,
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i have no rear seats in my jeep, so getting harley in no problem, i do worrie about him jumping out,,, as for the person who mentioned the treat on the step,,,, big stupid dumb head jumbed over the step and either ate from the ground or tried to commit suicide by trying to reach it from inside the jeep after jumping over it,
My suggestion was actually for teaching a dog to not be afraid of walking up/down a ramp. Not a step. Just like they do for trials training.

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We've used the twist step for years and find it workds great... goes into the hitch and is easy to operate and no need to carry around a ramp.... Key for us as we have 3 big dogs.

Check them out at...

twistep.com
Cool step! and a great dog!! Bernese Mountain dog right?? I had a friend in who has them really great dogs.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:19 AM   #15
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I like this one. Simple & small. I think I can make something like this.
Amazon.com: Otto Step: Pet Supplies
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #16
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I like this one. Simple & small. I think I can make something like this.
Amazon.com: Otto Step: Pet Supplies
that's what I was thinking!
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If you have a Pet's mart near you, they always have ramps on hand.
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We've used the twist step for years and find it workds great... goes into the hitch and is easy to operate and no need to carry around a ramp.... Key for us as we have 3 big dogs.

Check them out at...

twistep.com
Do you have three Berners? They are great dogs. We had two of them and just love them. Now we have one Berner and one Leonburger, which has the same personally just in a bigger package
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my Lab puts his paws up. and i just give him a boost up.
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My Pit jumps through the open window before I get a chance to open the door... My Corgi needs help though
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sigh, so since my wife came across this thread, shes now tasked me with finding a dog ramp for the jeep. now, my dogs arn't that big (30 and 50 lbs), but the concern is that with the jeep lifted, theyre going to hurt their hips jumping out of it all the time (since I'm the one who takes them to the park daily). However, I have a soft top. Any ideas?
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Jeep Dog Ramp

This is what we got for our St Bernard/Golden Retreiver mix. We got it at Pet Smart or Pet Co, can't remember. It folds up nicely. Note the name on the ramp
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I forgot to add that since there is nothing to latch onto with the strap on the back of the Jeep I just put my foot at the base while she goes up. Elsie weighs about 116 pounds.
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great looking dog, looks huge! such a cute furball!
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great looking dog, looks huge! such a cute furball!
She can sit her head on the Kitchen table with all 4 feet on the ground. Not that I encourage such behavior.
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Here is what I have. Bought this at Petsmart. Fits nicely behind the woofer, locates on my Sahara foot step and you can open or close the door with it in place. Load limit is 200# which is more than enough for my golden and my pug. The only caution is to be careful opening and closing the ramp, it can pinch your finger.
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For years all our guys have been jumping in/out of our power wagon and the tailgate is at least 40" high. We did have to help one old Saint Bernard in/out that was too old to get up on her own. We thought about a ramp for her, but thought it'd take up too much space.
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This is what I have:

Amazon.com: Solvit 62332 UltraLite Bi-Fold Pet Ramp: Pet Supplies

My dogs don't like it because of the scratchy texture. There isn't much traction unless their nails are clipped short, I suppose, and mine don't like having their nails cut. The ramp is also bulky and doesn't travel well. I'd rather have a step like the ones I've seen above.

The surest way to get my chocolate Lab out of the Jeep immediately is to lay down on the ground like I'm hurt. He wastes no time getting out. He doesn't even like it when I hang out on the floor with my kids.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:38 PM   #30
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Any ramp recommendations for a JKUR with a 3.5" lift with 35" tires? I couldn't tell if any of the Jeeps in previous posts were lifted. Thank you in advance

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