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Old 08-03-2015, 10:36 AM   #1
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Dog wont use the stairs in 5'er

The dog wont go up the stairs on our 5'er, has anyone put backing or carpeting on the stairs successfully and how did you adhere it?
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:39 AM   #2
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My Weiner dog won't go up the stairs but will go down them. I've been thinking of putting something on our stairs also. Can someone show us pics of what you may have put on the stairs.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:27 PM   #3
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We had a similar issue in our house - one of our dogs just couldn't get the hang of going down a half-flight of stairs with ceramic tile. We got carpet runner from HD, trimmed to fit each tread and adhered with double-sided tape. Its still there doing well even now after the dogs are gone (and we're getting older).
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:36 PM   #4
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Interesting, my Wiener dog will go up the stairs but not down which is good as she wont just run out the door when i leave the door open.
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:28 PM   #5
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We bought some stair rugs from Camping World. They come in different colors. Link:Decorian 10 Inch Step Hugger Landing Rug - Sierra Brown - Prest-O-Fit 5-3091 - Step Rugs - Camping World
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:57 PM   #6
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I was talking about the stairs on the inside. Guess I'll get some carpet and use double sided stick tape to hold it in place.
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I have one mini Schnauzer who will go up and down and another that only goes down. I did install stair rugs on the steps which is helpful for the dogs and helps keep some of the dirt outside.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:53 PM   #8
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Camping world also makes indoor step carpets. They have adhesive backs. Come in flat and also ones that curve over the edge of step.
Nice tweed colors like oatmeal and toast
We use an adjustable height step aerobic step to help our little guys get in the door too. makes a nice platform to get a running start
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:57 PM   #9
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When we had a 5'er, my shih tuz would go up but not down, I tried to make her, the poor little dog did a face plant. We got a motor home she goes up and down the steps all the time now, I'm not sure that the difference is.
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We use one with our older dog but he likes a rug on the ramp. If I don't have to lift his 80 pounds, then I'm happy. Good luck!
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