Stairs for Small Dogs

Does your small dog struggle to reach you? If your dog has trouble getting up to the bed and sofa, stairs for small dogs can help. These small “lap” dogs enjoy spending their time in close proximity to you and they feel more secure being right by you.

Stairs for Small DogsMany pet owners enjoy their dogs and make them a part of the family. Having your dog in your chair, sofa or bed will allow you to spend time with them while still enjoying your daily activities without having to reach down and keep lifting them up to your level. A set of stairs will allow your dog easy access to your lap without the fear of getting hurt.

Small breed dogs such as Yorkshire Terrier’s, Dachshund’s and Pomeranian’s have difficulty reaching even the lower heights and they can be seriously hurt and sustain traumatic injuries from falling. As these small dogs age they also can develop arthritis and other joint diseases that will prevent them from being able to climb or jump like they did when they were younger. A set of stairs for small dogs will help them to access furniture and other high places they can no longer reach.

Even if your small dog can still jump up onto the furniture, you may want to train him by using dog steps or stairs. You can use the stairs for a training tool by only letting him on the furniture when they are out. This will enable you to keep him off the furniture when the stairs are put away and company is visiting.

Stairs for dogs are essential for pets with hip dysplasia, arthritis or simply old age to climb up onto your bed or sofa without the danger of hurting itself. It will give them freedom from the floor and more companionship. Place the stairs near you bed, couch, car: anywhere they need help getting up and down.

Two of the most popular, best selling and highest reviewed stairs for small dogs are the Brinkmann Pet Deluxe Pet Steps and the Solvit PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs.

The Brinkmann Pet Deluxe Pet Steps – 3 Step is an economical and popular stair for your smaller dog. The Deluxe Pet Step is ultra light for ease of moving but it is heavy duty enough to support your dog up to a weight capacity of 200 lbs.! The steps are padded for extra comfort and ease and it features a non-skid bottom to help keep the steps in place, allowing the pet to feel safe and secure while going up and down. The fashion forward furniture grade fabric cover coordinates with any home. A handle is included on the back for easy movement and it is easy to care for as the cover is removable and machine washable.

The Solvit PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs are a great way to help your pet reach her favorite spot for sleeping or snuggling because it is just the perfect size for your sofa or bed. It has the security of safety side-rails built right in that let your pet climb up and down with confidence. It has non-skid feet that keep the stairs perfectly anchored in place. It can also be used outdoors to help your pet climb into your truck or SUV.

Weighing in at only 5 pounds, the PupSTEP Plus is easy lift and move and it supports more than 120 pounds. It even folds down for easy storage and it is easy to clean with mild household cleaner. The Solvit PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs are ideal for small to medium-size dogs because of the size of the individual steps. And it comes with a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.