Dog Stairs for Bed and Furniture Can Save Your Sanity
Does your dog bark non-stop when wanting to join you in your bed or chair? Turns out there's a wonderful invention called "dog stairs" that keep our precious pooches happy while saving many an owner's sanity.
How to Stop a Barking Dog
Seriously, who’s the boss in your relationship? You’ve worked all week and been anticipating a relaxing evening reading your favorite novel. As you disappear into the magical world of Chapter Two, your dog barks and you literally put down your book, get up out of your comfy bed, pick them up, and put them on the on the bed with you. Then, two minutes later, you’re repeating the same process putting them back on the floor.
Now, just imagine you’re back in your magical fantasy world when your dog gives you the “I-need-a-lift” look, which, of course, you ignore because you are in your own little world; but this time they forgo the barking and amble up their doggy steps without any intervention from you. Life is good!
Why Use Dog Stairs?
Dog Stairs give your dog independence and comfort while protecting their joints from strain caused by years of jumping. Getting your dog their own set of pet stairs will be a decision you won’t regret. Dog stairs come in a variety of designs so you’re sure to find one that matches your furniture and your dog’s unique style. Whether you like wood, plastic, or bamboo, there are a variety of dog stairs for bed and furniture that will give your dog independence and give you back your sanity.
Training Your Dog to Use Dog Stairs
If you think your dog won’t use dog steps, think again. Training your dog to use doggy steps is not difficult; however, it requires patience and a few tricks that can help your dog become more confident.
The following steps will help train your dog:
- Introduce your dog to the dog steps slowly
- Let them sniff around and become naturally confident around the steps
- Use a treat on the first step so the dog associates the steps with something positive
- As your dog gets comfortable with the first step, move a treat to the second step and allow your dog to get treat from there
- Praise your dog for each small step they make so they know they are doing well
- Be patient and take your time!
You don’t have to conquer the mountain in a day. Even if it takes your dog a few days to get truly confident traversing their dog stairs alone, you’ll be rewarded with a lifetime of non-interrupted reading time.