Gentle Climbing With Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs + Giveaway

Gentle Climbing With Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs

Does your pooch have stiff, arthritis-ridden joints that make it hard or impossible to jump up and down on furniture?

Is he or she recovering from surgery and not allowed to jump?

Or maybe you’re experiencing back problems and are having a hard time lifting Fido off and on the couch or bed.

If any of these are true, the indoor dog ramp and stairs by Royal Ramps can make your & your pup’s lives easier!

While none of these are true for my pups, we found yet another use for the ramp & stairs…more on that later!

Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs

Gentle Climbing With Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs - Sitting On The Stairs

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Royal Ramps. K9sOverCoffee was provided with a free dog ramp and stairs to test, review & give away to two lucky readers (between April 10-24, 2017).

Who Is Royal Ramps?

Royal Ramps is based out of Las Vegas, NV, and has been manufacturing high-density, industrial grade foam pet stairs and ramps for over 10 years.

All of their products are designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA.

Lightweight & Easy Assembly

When the indoor dog stairs & ramp were delivered, I had two large packages sitting on the front porch.

I clearly remember thinking, man, it’s gonna suck bringing these inside.

Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Each package was super lightweight and the assembly was a breeze.Β 

Multiple Height Options Thanks To Strong Velcro

What makes the assembly so easy?

The fact that the individual elements are attached using strong velcro.

So all I had to do was line up the 3 individual steps that form our stairs and “velcro” them together, and pawlΓ !

The stairs were ready to be used.

Gentle Climbing With Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs - Multiple Height Options
Gentle Climbing With Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs - 3 Step Stairs

Besides making the assembly process easy,Β the velcro also translates into multiple height options that can be interchanged to fit individual pets’ needs.

So if I had purchased the 14″ 2 step stairs and then bought a taller couch later on down the road, I could simply add another step to adjust to the taller height.

Indoor Dog Ramp Available In 3 Different Colors

The stairs & ramp we tested are a dark brown color calledΒ Chocolate Suede because it works best with our furniture.

But they’re also available in Platinum Gray, Charcoal Gray, and Oyster Brown.

Machine Washable Fabric Covers

According to Royal Ramps, their upholstery-grade suede fabric is impermeable to stains.

For example, “pet stains, soda, and even red wine easily wash off with mild soap and lukewarm water”.

I didn’t test the soda or red wine claim, but did wipe off some drool that was caused by tasty treats I handed out during our photo sessions πŸ˜‰ That DID clean up very nicely!

In case the covers get soiled by something else or you simply feel like giving them a wash after having used them for a while, they ARE machine washable.

Wash them in cold water & with mild soap, and don’t throw them into the dryer.

They come with an easily removable zipper closing.

Gentle Climbing With Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs - Machine Washable Fabric Cover

The Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs Are Perfect For…

  • Tiny dogs too small to jump up onto a tall bed or couch
  • Medium size dogs suffering from arthritis which makes it tough on their joints to jump on and off furniture
  • Small & medium size dogs recovering from surgery
  • YOUR back if you’re experiencing trouble lifting your pooch on and off furniture

In my humble opinion, they’re also great to work on strengthening the doggie rear.

How so?

When Matthew from Royal Ramps contacted me about testing the stairs & ramp, my first thought was “sure, but the pups are neither bothered by arthritis nor recovering from surgery“.

A split second later, after I took a look at the pictures of both products, my thought process changed.

But wait! These would be great for rear leg strength training!

Bonus – Using The Stairs/Ramp To Strengthen Dog Hindquarters

That’s because when dogs walk up a hill or stairs, their hindquarters have to work harder and as a result, the rear muscles get a workout.

Since older dogs typically lose the strength in their hind legs first, it’s super important to continually strengthen those hind legs throughout a dog’s life.

When dogs hold a pose on a free standing element like the stairs and also the ramp, they also work on their balance.

Ultimately, this improves their confidence and body control.

Strengthening On Royal Ramp's Indoor Ramp

Indoor Dog Stairs: Any Cons?

The ramp and stairs are made of foam, and while they’re made of industrial grade high-density foam, they’re not as sturdy as similar products made of wood or metal.

So yes, they’re a little on the unstable side when larger dogs walk on them.

However, I will say that the company specifies that their products (only) support dogs up to 75 lb.

Buzz weighs about 70 lb and made both the stairs and ramp wobble slightly, but he was still able to use them.

I weigh 130 lbs and definitely made both wobble, so neither are a good fit for large and extra large dogs.

The price tag for the tall 21″ ramp, $246.99, & stairs, $287.99, is on the higher end.

The 7″ one step is the least expensive at $76.99 followed by the 14″ two step, $156.99, & the 14″ ramp, $208.99., while the 21″ ramp with landing costs $369.99.

That said, the quality of the stairs & ramp justify the price, especially since they’re a one time investment and should last for years.

Indoor Dog Ramp By Royal Ramps: Bottom Line

Royal Ramps’ indoor stairs & ramps are stylish quality accessories. They come in a variety of colors suitable for different height furniture.

They are designed, manufactured, and assembled right here in the USA.

They’re a wonderful solution for tiny to medium size dogs suffering from arthritis or who are simply not well equipped to jump on and off furniture. I’m thinking Doxies, Basset Hounds, Corgis, Bulldogs…

Could your pup use a ramp or stairs to make life easier?

As always, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below this blog post!

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Barbara launched her blog K9sOverCoffee in 2014 and has been feeding her dogs raw dog food since 2015. As a former professional dog walker, she’s passionate about balancing species-appropriate exercise with healthy dog nutrition. Barbara is raw dog food nutrition certified from “Dogs Naturally Magazine” and the author of several e-books about minimally processed, balanced raw dog food.


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68 responses to “Gentle Climbing With Indoor Dog Ramp & Stairs”

  1. Carly Williams Avatar
    Carly Williams

    This would help me dog Annie because she has difficulty jumping onto the bed.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Good luck, Annie πŸ™‚

  2. Tandi Cortez-Rios Avatar
    Tandi Cortez-Rios

    My kids just got two little puppies! They are very tiny so this could come in handy! πŸ˜€

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Yay for puppies! Good luck!

  3. Nancy Loring Avatar
    Nancy Loring

    Not only would this help my Tuc get in and out of bed it will make it much easier for him to get on the couch when I am not around. He is almost 14 and he is now having a harder time with his hips and legs giving him the support to jump up on furniture.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Good luck, Tuc! I sure hope that my pups will be around for their 14th birthdays as well πŸ™‚

  4. Katie Avatar
    Katie

    This would really help Ace out to prevent any possible injuries. He jumps up on every piece of furniture in our house and we know we should get a product like this to allow him to safely get up on things.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Paws crossed for Ace πŸ™‚

  5. Will Griesmer Avatar
    Will Griesmer

    My dog would benefit because right now about 75% of the time she can’t quite jump high enough to get on our bed.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Poor pup! Good luck to her πŸ™‚

  6. Lindsay Stordahl Avatar
    Lindsay Stordahl

    That’s so great to see your pups using the ramps! Missy and Buzz look adorable in the pictures. Good luck to everyone in the awesome giveaway!

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Thank you, Lindsay, also for getting us in touch with Matthew πŸ™‚

  7. Carol Roberts clark Avatar
    Carol Roberts clark

    it would help his joints and it would make it easier for him

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Good luck! We can all use a little help sometimes.

  8. Daniela Avatar

    These ramps are so helpful. Unfortunately it is a typical american product.
    Over here in Germany it is not that common.
    Looking forward to any improvement.
    Greetings
    Danni

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Hi Danni, yes, I suppose they’re less common back home, although I found a website dedicated just to dog ramps (& a few stairs, too): http://www.hunderampe24.de

      They’re not as nice as the ones from Royal Ramps though!

      LG in die Heimat

  9. Colby Avatar
    Colby

    Stetson will turn 11 this year and Linus 13. They are both on glucosamine and they are both doing surprisingly well considering their age. However, until we put them on glucosamine they both were slow starters in the morning. Ramps up to the bed and couch would be great for my old timers, but my guys are rather large and any wobbles would probably not be good for a somewhat unstable dog. I bet Royal Ramps would work great for my in-laws Yorkie!

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      I’m glad to hear that the glucosamine is working for both of your pups! I agree with you regarding the suitability of the ramp/stairs for your guys – I wouldn’t recommend them for full grown Labs/Goldens, BUT they would be perfect for your in-laws’ Yorkie πŸ˜‰

  10. Wendy Newton Avatar
    Wendy Newton

    Would love the great set for my mom’s aging dog. She whines and whine about until you pick her up and put her on bed.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      There will be 2 winners – one lucky reader will get the stairs, and another one the ramp πŸ™‚ Good luck!

      1. Wendy Newton Avatar
        Wendy Newton

        Thank you :0)
        @apollospack

  11. Joy Avatar
    Joy

    (as Shelley P)
    This would help my smaller rescued dogs be able to get up and down from the couch themselves. No more having to wait for me to lift them πŸ™‚ They would love that!

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Good luck for more couch freedom πŸ™‚

  12. lm Avatar
    lm

    My dachshund has such small legs it is hard for him to jump up onto the couch with us. Increasing in age it is getting much harder. This is essential right now.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      The ramp would definitely be perfect for a Dachshund. Paws crossed!

  13. Karrie Ann Avatar
    Karrie Ann

    We have our dogs in the bed and up on the furntiure with us..they are soooooooo spoiled..This would help them so much now they are getting older and its harder to get up here with us

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Good luck to your spoiled pups πŸ˜‰

  14. Christiane Henshaw Avatar
    Christiane Henshaw

    I have a 12 year old Beagle who has trouble climbing now because he has arthritis in his hips. This would really help him out!

  15. donnak4 Avatar
    donnak4

    Our poodle sleeps in the bed. He is getting older, and it would help him get in the bed without help.

  16. Rachel Freer Avatar
    Rachel Freer

    We recently adopted our dog, Hazel. She is 10 years old and seems to have a lot of pain. She wants to get up on the furniture so badly but she does not like to be picked up. These stairs and ramp would be perfect for her.

  17. Paula Gillespie Avatar
    Paula Gillespie

    My dog who is a German Shepard has a bad hip and she has a hard time getting up on our couch and in our car and any other place that she has to jump up. Often we have to pick her up and help her and she is 90 pounds so this would help her and my husband and I. Thanks for the chance!

  18. Melissa Avatar
    Melissa

    I have a dachshund she has short legs so this would let her easily get up on the couch

  19. Jennifer Jaye Bay Avatar
    Jennifer Jaye Bay

    My dog is 14 and not moving around as well as he used too, so this would help him sooo much

  20. Caren Nichols Avatar
    Caren Nichols

    Have 2 small dogs that I have to pick up and place on couch, chair or bed. With this ramp stairs they would have access to all of these and would not have to depend on me.

  21. melissa baker Avatar
    melissa baker

    My baby would love these! He is so small he can’t get onto the bed.

  22. Kim Avery Avatar
    Kim Avery

    It would make it so much easier for my dog to get in and out of the bed. She has lots of trouble jumping down.

  23. deb2569 Avatar
    deb2569

    My black lab turns 13 this year and her arthritis is really acting up. This would ne awesome for her!

  24. Meghan Kovachevich Avatar
    Meghan Kovachevich

    This would help our shih tzus. They are very old and have a hard time getting up and down. This would tremendously help Their little bodies.

  25. Vinessa Vasquez Avatar
    Vinessa Vasquez

    Our little dog cries to get on the bed. This would be a benefit for her as well as us! She will be 10 years old this year. These are awesome!

  26. mpotter01 Avatar
    mpotter01

    our Daisy is now over 14 she is really starting ro have issues jumping up on the couch with us now

  27. Jennifer Clause-Packwood Avatar
    Jennifer Clause-Packwood

    perfect for both my animals!

  28. Tara Avatar
    Tara

    I have a potbelly pig and so does my mom not only would this help my dogs jump on and off our bed at night, but would deff help our pigs get in and out of our car when we take them places to events and such like today we went to a Food Truck Festival in the area and getting them in the car is a pain sometimes. I love this and such a great idea. Thanks

  29. crystal frey Avatar
    crystal frey

    my dog is a poeranian and he is 11years old. this would help so much with his athritis/ would love to win.

  30. Debbie Price-Beck Avatar
    Debbie Price-Beck

    Being that I have 2 Senior Furbabies and they Can’t get on the bed or Couch by themselves…it would be WONDERFUL to have these so they could “come and go as they please” without causing any pain to themselves…..and without having to Ask us to put them up or down!!! I KNOW they would be THRILLED with the new independence that these would afford them!!!! Thank you so much for the chance!!!

  31. Kayla Klontz Avatar
    Kayla Klontz

    These would help my dog get up in the bed, she struggles and we have to lift her onto the bed with us,

  32. Dynal Roberson Avatar
    Dynal Roberson

    Once an animal reaches a certain age it becomes more and more difficult for them to jump up when necessary.

  33. Julie Moore Avatar
    Julie Moore

    My cat is getting older. It would help her get to her favorite spot with ease–the couch

  34. Pamela Fenton Avatar
    Pamela Fenton

    My new bed is to high for our fur baby this would help so much !!

  35. Christin Wilbanks Avatar
    Christin Wilbanks

    This would benefit our dog because she’s old and it’ll be easier for her to get into bed rather than having to jump up high.

  36. KimberlyReid Avatar
    KimberlyReid

    Our bed is quite high and our furbaby has arthritis, this would be a great help!

  37. Luvdabeach33 Avatar
    Luvdabeach33

    My 12 year old lab would benefit for sure! She’s slowing down.

  38. Vanessa Martinez Avatar
    Vanessa Martinez

    With older dogs this is def needed

  39. Balexa622 Avatar
    Balexa622

    My ladybug is 13.5 years old and is a bit lame in the back right leg. I am currently sleeping with my mattress right on the floor so she doesn’t have to jump. We also use a reusable shopping bag turned into sling to help her get up the stairs. This would be so beneficial for our family! Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  40. Kirsten LeAnn Avatar
    Kirsten LeAnn

    I have two sweet furbabies. My Aria turns 5 years old soon, my Maggie turns 1 year old in June. This would be very useful and I would love to win!

  41. Kelly Jo Francisco Avatar
    Kelly Jo Francisco

    my dog has broken her leg trying to jump from our couch to the floor so this would make things so much safer

  42. ncschools Avatar
    ncschools

    I can see my cat enjoying sleeping on these, a different level each day!

  43. Kimmie Anne Avatar
    Kimmie Anne

    My old girl Bella has one heck of a time getting into my bed. She’s mama’s girl and always has to be buy my side. She’d really appreciate this.

  44. Jeannette Freese Avatar
    Jeannette Freese

    My black lab is turning 10 in Sept. I`m seeing him age; this would be wonderful for him! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  45. Holly W Avatar
    Holly W

    I know these would help my Chihuahuas be able to get onto my bed easier because they are getting up there in age an have a hard time jumping up & my cats would also be able to use them to get onto the bed.

  46. Kim Naumann Avatar
    Kim Naumann

    These would be great my dog is 10 and can no longer jump up so with these he could get on the couch or bed without waiting for me to lift him!

  47. Amy Malone Avatar
    Amy Malone

    this would be a blessing. Twinkie is my service dog and for her to be able to get up on the bed without help would be awesome. Knowing that she could get to me sooner and safer would really help both us out.

  48. Celeste Herrin Avatar
    Celeste Herrin

    The ramp or the stairs would be ideal for my little 10 year old Pomeranian. She has arthritis in her hips and it’s hard on her to climb anymore. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  49. kelly woods Avatar
    kelly woods

    We would benefit soooo much. My Chihuahua can’t jump anywhere especially our bed. I have to get up every night 3 and 4 times to pick her up from her jumping off the bed and not being able to get back on the bed. It drives me crazy especially since I’m trying to sleep. Winning these would be such a blessing. I would finally get a good nights sleep πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance. These are awesome.

  50. Danielle Lindquist Avatar
    Danielle Lindquist

    I’ve actually been looking for something like this! We have a soon to be 13 year old 130 pound Mastador (mastiff/lab) who has pretty bad arthritis in his rear end, we recently had to load him into our SUV to take him to the vet and that was a huge and painful for him process! These would make life SO MUCH easier for getting him in and out of the car!

  51. jeanette sheets Avatar
    jeanette sheets

    my dogs are getting older and dylan my pit has joint problems so this would be prefect to help him manuver up to the couch

  52. Anita Avatar
    Anita

    It would make it easier for them to get on the couch or bed

  53. Margaret Avatar
    Margaret

    My oldest cat is missing one of her back legs. She has to pull herself up by her front legs. Now that she is getting older, it is getting harder for her to get on the bed. This ramp would surely benefit her.

  54. wendy1214 Avatar
    wendy1214

    Our 13 year old cat Mittens has arthritis and has a very hard time jumping up or down from places any more. This would be a big help for him!

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