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Old 12-28-2015, 01:22 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by Si1k View Post
ok guys heres my problem, im thinking about making the plunge and dropping 10gs on a 5.5 lift 35s on my LJ. Now my real problem is how the hell is my dog going to get in and out of the jeep. Now as much as i would love to always have steps or something for the dog to get into i don't think it is practical for me to have in the jeep at all times. Does anyone have any ideas that i could bring the the table.

For the dog lovers out there she's a German Shepard 85 lbs, and its actually her jeep not mine..
Get a vest with built in harness. Then when she jumps into the Jeep, you can give her a tug to help her up. Same as when you get her out. Train her to stay till you're ready, then with a little help from you, it will be a soft landing for her.
Takes a little training and practice to get the timing right, but you'll both figure it out pretty quickly.
Don't get just the cheap harness, but look for a vest with a built in harness. It will spread the load on her chest and belly plus provide protection. Look at hunting and boating sources for a solution.
I used this method getting my Weimaraners from the swim platform up into the cockpit of my sailboat for years and it worked well.

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Old 12-28-2015, 04:50 AM   #62
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I have a 3" suspension lift and a 1" body lift. I have a 75lb English Bulldog and 15lb Cocker Spaniel. I have to lift the bulldog in and out. The cocker needs lifted in but jumps out on her own.

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Old 01-27-2016, 12:22 PM   #63
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I was worried about how to get my Great Dane in and out of the jeep and whether she would even like riding in it. She's almost 9 years old and about 125 lbs. I tried with and without the rear bench seat. She does better sitting on the bench seat with her front feet in the foot wells, so she can see out all the windows.

Getting her in and out of the jeep...
I built a "shelf" off the retaining wall with some cinder blocks so getting her in and out at home is a breeze, through the passenger door with the seat flipped forward.

Otherwise she puts her front feet in the passenger side door with the front seat flipped forward, and I lift her rear legs. She's good with distributing her weight forward so lifting her is not difficult.

When she gets out, it is through the same door. she has a Ruff Wear Web Master harness. It has a handle on the back. Using that handle I help her jump down. Ruffwear Web Masterâ„¢ Harness | Supportive, Multi-Use Dog Harness

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Old 01-27-2016, 01:32 PM   #64
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120 lbs German Shepard. He can make the jump but I usually lift him so he doesn't slip or miss and get hurt.

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Old 01-27-2016, 06:25 PM   #65
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My rottie jumps in and out of mine...first couple attempts didnt end all that well for her but she learned quick
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:39 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ View Post
My rottie jumps in and out of mine...first couple attempts didnt end all that well for her but she learned quick
My boxer can jump higher than than any dog I've ever seen, so I don't think any lift could keep her out haha. My beagle on the other hand, well she only weighs about 20 lbs, so I'd just lift her in. She will jump out no problem. My boxer is usually my riding companion, though.
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:08 AM   #67
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I have a 9 years old Dane(Odin - 55kg) and 4 years Cane Corso (Thor - 40kg). Thor does not have any problems jumping but some times especially when he is tired Odin has trouble getting in. I have to give him a push.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:48 AM   #68
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One response to you all:Vehicle Dog Step | Otto Step

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Old 02-03-2016, 11:12 AM   #69
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The Otto step is the way to go. My shepherd/collie mixes are 65lbs and the 7 yr old has no problem jumping in and out but to prevent injury (and vet bills) I make him use the step. The 11 year old was annoyed when I first made him use it a year ago but now seems grateful. He's seems mortified at the idea of being helped or picked up so this was a great purchase.
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:15 PM   #70
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Lots of Shepard out there

Ok, my Sheba is an American Shepard she is 3 years old, and she hops right in the back, removed the rear seat, slide the right seat forward and tilt it up, mode you use for back seat entry, I built a box for the seat tub, that is level with the rear deck, with a step, so Sheba can stand and look out the side window, I roll it half way down, she loves it, when I use the right seat, I simply take out the box, place it behind the drivers seat, also works as a great step, to work on the motor. I also covered the box top side with a rubber mat, so she has good traction, and I will put a coat of varnish on it in the summer, when it gets hot.I even like it when I go hunting gives me more space,for my gear.

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