If your dog loves the water as much as you do, then a ramp to help them access the water is an absolute must! But, where to start? In your search for the right ramp, you may have thoughts of “What size ramp does my dog need?” “Should I DIY?” So many different options are available to be taken into consideration.
First and Foremost, Here are a Few Reasons NOT to DIY:
You do not want the hassle or worry of attempting to build your own pet aquatic accessible ramp that could easily come apart in the water or be built too steep for comfortable use that could harm your pets back and joints.
Thick rubber mats laid into pool edges for makeshift access still require a pet to have to overcome the height of the ledge when entering and exiting a pool which is also difficult on their joints. These methods are also not stable causing a dog to go deeper into the water when trying to use it and can cause apprehension when the mat is unpredictably moving about in the water.
When Researching Pet Pool Ramps Be Mindful of the Following:
Other dog pool ramps on the market are flimsy in build and the materials used. This allows for only small dogs to use the ramp, and even then these ramps might not be safe. In addition to a lack of stability, they often also have holes used for dogs to grip as they enter or exit the pool. This feature could easily pose a safety hazard for pets’ paws to become stuck within these openings or harm their nails if they slip while using the ramp.
Our PetSTEP® Ramp system is also sturdy enough for both large and small dogs to use with a weight capacity of 200lbs. The PetSTEP Ramp® and Pool Leg Kit® provide durable traction made from a rubber plastic coating with grooves that are easy on pets paws and are consistently stable while in use once set in place on a pool edge. Nearly all other dog pool ramps are not suited for large pets to use. The PetSTEP Ramp® and Pool Leg Kit® allows for all sizes to join in on the fun! The PetSTEP Pool Leg Kit® is Perfect for in-ground pools, above ground pools, or lake access.
The PetSTEP Ramp® and Pool Leg Kit® was also voted BEST DOG POOL RAMP BY DOG LOVES BEST:
1. PetSTEP® Original Folding Pet Pool Ramp – “Made of the unique, soft, non-slip, rubberized walking surface, this pool ramp for dogs by Pet Step offers the convenience every dog owner is looking out for. Pet Step Folding Pet Pool Ramp provides good traction in any weather condition, be it wet or dry. You can use it in swimming pools, vehicles, beds or any heightened surface”
Our two-piece system is easily put together requiring no tools for use. The 70” PetSTEP Ramp® and the Pool Leg Kit ® are two aluminum rods with rubber coating bottoms that are easily attached to the lower half of the ramp stabilizing it into place and providing a sturdy entry and exit for your furry best friends into the pool.
The pool leg kit can reach pool floors up to 5 feet deep, and will not harm the lining of your pool with rubber coverings on the bottom of each leg.
What are you waiting for? Safely bring your pets in on all the aquatic fun today with the help of PetSTEP®!
(*Note: The PetSTEP Ramp and Pool Leg Kit Items Sold Separately)