How to Choose Furniture Ramps for Dogs: 9 Steps (with Pictures)

The dog’s behavior is the piece of this puzzle that allows me the best opportunity to make a meaningful contribution. I don’t buy into the old-fashioned arguments about dogs needing to be on the floor because otherwise they will try to dominate their guardians, causing all sort of horrendous social patterns to ensue. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense. However, that does not mean that dogs’ behavior and manners are irrelevant to the questions of whether or not they should be up on the furniture. Dogs who are pushy can benefit from being required to earn the right to be on the furniture. Those who lack impulse control can learn better self-control by following rules such as staying on the floor despite the temptation of the furniture. Resource-guarding dogs who will defend the bed as they do food, bones or toys are not good candidates for furniture privileges. For dogs with no training who will not move over on the bed when asked to do so or won’t get down off the sofa upon request, it may not be worth the hassle of allowing them on the furniture.

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How to Choose Furniture Ramps for Dogs

Thanks everyone! I am so glad for your advice. Cindyandmocha, those are gorgeous dogs and they sure seem happy with your furniture choices! We have purchased an large doggie den for our Scottish Terrier and Border Collie. We received the furniture by freight in great condition and already for use. The only thing we had to do was add the screw on legs and buy trays to fit. We could not find dog beds the right size so my wife is making our own from foam and hand slip covers. Our den fits in our living area as a piec of furniture we will have for many years, as both our dogs are puppies less than a year old. We really appreciate the customer service during the process, and the wait was well worth it.

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Oct 28, 2009 - Dogs enjoy furniture for the same reasons we do