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SusanDallas

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Posted: 07/29/19 08:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My pet does not like to travel. He is fine once he is in the car or RV but getting him in there is the problem. I have gotten in the habit of feeding him in his pet carrier every day. I don't close the carrier door. I just let him eat and walk back out. When I need to travel, I just feed him and shut the carrier door. Then, I lift the carrier into the car or RV.

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My lazy Malamute puppy will jump a six foot fence from standing still to see a friend but pretends she can't jump into the backseat of the truck. No fear or lack of ability just lazy.


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Dogs are scared of stairs until they aren't. Mine loves stairs now and will run up and down them. He's a fat little bulldog but now he can't resist climbing stairs every chance he gets.

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Fix for open stairs. Our dogs not afraid I am afraid they slip a paw or leg thru and get hurt. We bought a runner of indoor outdoor carpet. Put double side Velcro on top step and one end of runner then clipped bungy cord across each step. The rug not only helps dogs but helps keep dirt down as we remove and either shake off or vacuum.

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Posted: 08/03/19 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our previous dog had no problems with steps until we changed campers that went from 2 steps to 4. We couldn't figure out why. We transfered over the carpet from the 2 steps to the 4 but didn't have carpet on the first 2. When we put carpet on the first 2 steps so they are were covered too, she went right up them with no trouble. She didn't like the metal steps.


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Travlingman wrote:

She didn't like the metal steps.


I don't blame her. I don't like those old bridges with a metal mesh roadway either. [emoticon]

This is a good catch......and probably applies to any kind of step where you can look through it and see the ground.

Similar to "cattle grates" in use mainly out west.


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Just think of those 'mile high' bridges with the GLASS walk ways. I'd need a lot more than liver treat to go out on that.

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I have the same problem with one of my dogs. We used to have a travel trailer that was fairly close to the ground. It only had 2 steps and my dog would jump into the trailer, right over the stairs. Now we have a motor home that has 5 steps. He is petrified of the stairs and I have to carry him up and down the stairs. While I am holding him, he has the "death grip" on me. I don't know why he doesn't like the stairs. We have had him since he was a puppy so I know he has not had a bad experience with stairs in the past. Luckily he is only a little over 20lbs so he isn't too heavy to carry into the motor home. He loves being in the motor home.


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