Thursday, January 21, 2010

Does It Work? Doggie Steps



KLTV out of Tyler, Texas tested these "As Seen On TV" doggie steps at the Humane Society of Smith County, where the director volunteered her own Dachshund 'Bubba' for a trial run.  The steps were purchased at a local Bed, Bath, and Beyond for just $29.95.  Read more at KLTV. If you're having trouble viewing this embedded video (like we are! - there is a conflict with another news video on the page), you can click on the title of this post and try viewing it there, or trying at the link to KLTV.  It's worth the effort.

6 comments:

kalyxcorn said...

what fun! most of the steps I've encountered don't have sufficient depth for a doxie of baxter's weight or length. mostly we let Baxter slide off the recliner sofa using the footrest of the reclining ramp..

Anonymous said...

We have the steps from Bed, Bath & Beyond that also collapses (made out of plastic). Our doxies won't even try to jump of the bed anymore! They just use the stairs --however, I do think you should always keep the stairs in the same place so that it becomes a habit.

Maribeth said...

I have these steps for my three wire-haired dachshunds. I've worked to get the older one trained to use them, and most of the time she does. Her two puppies were trained from early on and use them all of the time.

Cynthia in RI said...

I bought these for my dog and they are way too steep and shallow for her to use comfortably. A ramp is much better.

Agnes B Bullock said...

These are the steps we use for our dachsies!!! Ours has four steps, which is easier than the three stepper shown in the story. Ginger knows to use them, while Chip uses them only in emergencies (like getting into bed when Mom is already asleep) Thai has to be picked up and down due to his back problems.

They are great for travelling with also- we spent 8 months in hotels with Ginger, last year, and they worked like a dream

claragilbert said...

My dachshund jumped over the steps. it is now a plant stand. he prefers the cheap ottomans from Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

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