5 Things You Need to Consider before Building A Dog Ramp


Now – of course, as a supplier of dog ramps, we cannot deny that we have some bias, but to be honest Before you start building the dog ramp project, here are 5 important factors to consider for homemade dog ramps compared to prefabricated dog ramps!

1. The quality, durability, and processability of the materials used

When purchasing or making dog ramps, safety should be the top priority. The materials used for prefabrication and DIY indoor dog ramp are quite extensive, such as foam, plywood, pine (cork), etc.

However, it is important to remember that many of these materials are not very sturdy or durable. As a commonly used assistive device for dogs prone to back and joint problems, the materials used to make dog ramps must ensure the safety of your dog and make the ramps easy to use, which is important.

2. Find suitable surface materials

The surface of the dog ramp must be made of durable anti slip materials. Ensuring that any ramp used by dogs provides them with appropriate traction is not negotiable, as no pet owner wants their dog to slip on equipment designed to help ensure their safety. Finding good anti slip materials for dog ramps is not an easy task, and some may require time to purchase.

Some commonly used materials for walking platforms on dog ramps include carpets, artificial lawns, ridges, rubber mats, etc. Among all these choices, you may find that carpeted surfaces are often the most popular.

However, it is important to note that when used on slopes, carpets can be too slippery for most dogs. Artificial lawns are often quite smooth because they are also made of synthetic fibers attached to the backing.

3. Low slope design that truly suits your space

Before choosing a dog ramp, it is important to evaluate the design that catches your attention and determine how it fits into your space.

Although a short ramp may seem convenient as it inevitably takes up less space, it can easily prove to be too steep and difficult for dogs to use. More importantly, steep slopes can still cause pressure on the dog’s back and joints (the ramp is designed to alleviate this pressure).

Slopes designed with low slopes may be longer, but they are easier and safer for dogs.

4.Will you ultimately get a dog ramp with all the features you need?

Whether it’s weekend vacations, long-distance road trips, or cabin vacations, many dog owners nowadays enjoy taking their quadruped family members on adventures. When they are unable to accompany, dog owners usually choose to keep their precious little dog with trusted family members or nannies.

As parents of puppies, we know that safety is of utmost importance no matter where our pets go. The dog ramp can be folded flat and adjusted according to various height settings, making it easy to transport and allowing dogs to continue enjoying the benefits of using the ramp in almost any household.

5. Provide your dog with the necessary support when they need it the most

For the health of puppies, most pet owners start looking for dog ramps. When building a ramp, it may take time to find suitable materials, tools, and assistance. It is also common for a skilled friend or other important person to spend more time on a project than we hope.

Purchasing a prefabricated ramp means you can immediately obtain the ramp and provide a safe alternative for your dog instead of jumping weeks or months in advance.

When deciding whether to use a prefabricated dog ramp or a homemade dog ramp, if you want to provide a safe and easy-to-use indoor ramp for your puppy, there are some factors to keep in mind.

Purchasing the right materials, finding the best design for your puppy and space, finding the right size, and obtaining the right tools all make building a ramp a time-consuming and expensive process. After all, we have many years of experience in this field. Before making it available to the public, different ramp designs, materials, and functions have been rigorously tested to bring you the high-quality ramps we offer today.

Whether you purchase dog ramps from us or elsewhere, choosing a prefabricated ramp can easily and quickly provide your quadruped family members with a safe, durable, and long-lasting jumping alternative when needed.

Yiling Huang

Yiling Huang

Thank you for your interest of RONSUN PET. l am Yiling Huang, the company's CEO. l started work in the wood products industry since 2004. And we are committed to pet products for over 10 years. We mainly export to USA, AU and European market. We aim to bring "Natural, Healthy and Comfortable Living to our customers". All the materials we use come from sustainable resources.

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