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High jumps and tender joints

We just got a new bedframe that puts our mattress at @ 30 inches high. Moxie now just barely scrambles up, but I am worried about the jumping down onto hardwood floors over and over. Do you think this is too much wear and tear? I hate the thought of getting the doggy staircase for Heaven's sake.

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I am really concerned about this too. Riley jumps on and off the bed several times per day.

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How about a fat, big pillow for him to land on when he jumps off? Or, a box that you could slide under the bed when he's not in there sleeping?

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You could buy a pretty stool for him to use, or even a nice storage bench for the foot of your bed, he could use that to hop on to, then on to the bed from there.

Our bed is really high, just over 3 feet (one serious pillow top on that mattress!), and there is no way Roscoe will be able jump up ever, so I guess eventually we'll have to get a stool even though we already have a storage bench at the base because it's pretty high off the ground, too. For now we just lift him up and down when he gets to come up for cuddles

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You could buy a pretty stool for him to use, or even a nice storage bench for the foot of your bed, he could use that to hop on to, then on to the bed from there.

Our bed is really high, just over 3 feet (one serious pillow top on that mattress!), and there is no way Roscoe will be able jump up ever, so I guess eventually we'll have to get a stool even though we already have a storage bench at the base because it's pretty high off the ground, too. For now we just lift him up and down when he gets to come up for cuddles
I agree an ottoman (sp) would be a good investment, I think you will save his legs and back by doing this, in the long haul.
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Debra,
We started with the ottoman and it worked great! Then when Gabby came along I didn't want her to even jump as far as an ottoman because she was too young, hence the steps. But I know what you mean about the jump. All of mine come up on the steps but Vinny jumps off the bed and I hate it. I do worry about his joints but no matter how many times I order him to go down the steps, he flies off the bed onto the hardwood floors. What 'cha gonna do?
I do remember one breeder telling me to not let them jump off of what they can't jump onto until they are a year old. So, maybe since Moxie can jump up, and he's a year old, it will be OK.
But the ottoman did work great, if Moxie will start using it.

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Ottoman, great idea. I think I have one already that would look okay. The bench at the end no longer does the trick since we now have a footboard. Thanks Guys!

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