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Those little stairs to get into bed?

Anyone use them to make it easier for your havanese to get up and into bed with you? There are so many makes out there I was just wondering if you have a particular brand that works good for you. They have different materials that they are made out of and either 2 step or 3 step?? I have also notice a big price range etc...Anyone have experience with these or own them??

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When we first got Scout he would whimper and try to cllmb up on the bed. Our bed is high so we would have to lift him up and down. When we got Truffles she was very small and wanted up on the bed too. It became too much keeping track of two wanting up or down. I ordered stairs and put them at the end of the bed. Truffles had the habit of liking to sleep on the top step. One night she fell off while sleeping. I decided the stairs were not a good idea because they both like to sleep on their backs and I could see one of them rolling over and off the side of the bed. The stairs would be great your bed is so too high.

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I meant the stairs would be great if your bed is not too high.

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I had stairs for awhile but I never liked the way they looked in my pretty bedroom - like some kind of orthopedic contraption. I got a pretty bench (upholstered) at the end of the bed instead and it works great. Its lower than the bed.

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I asked my son to make stairs for Tucker years ago, because my bed is very high. Tucker uses them all the time, no problem. Here is a picture of him on them. I asked for only two steps, so the steps are unusually sized, because of room constraints where I needed to place them.
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I asked my son to make stairs for Tucker years ago, because my bed is very high. Tucker uses them all the time, no problem. Here is a picture of him on them. I asked for only two steps, so the steps are unusually sized, because of room constraints where I needed to place them.
He did a wonderful job on thosse!

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Henry's 6-step staircase

I have a very high bed, and Henry uses this every night with my supervision.
(I do know he goes down and up to use pee-pad each night, as the evidence would suggest).

Frontgate, firm foam materials.
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I have steps for my couch. I got them at Home Goods. They are really heavy so they're quite stable. I think I got them for under $30. Timmy won't jump up on the couch, weirdo. I put my two in bed with us at night and they don't jump down. I don't know what they would do if I gave them that option. My cats wake me up enough I don't need the pups too LOL.

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I got steps for Kodi, and all it accomplished was that he started jumping OVER the steps to get on and off the bed... NOT what I had in mind! Now they are in the spare bed room for our elderly cat. SHE appreciates them!!!


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We don't have a Havanese yet, but do have a yorkie who is 3.5 - 4 lbs. She has stairs up to the couch and another set for the bedroom. She has to use a 3-stair to then jump onto a bench at the foot of the bed, then onto the bed. We found some pretty dark wood ones (not as pretty as Tucker's though) so they blend in with the furniture. Our silly labradoodle uses them, too...taking tiny funny baby steps...and she is a tigger who can jump up into our arms.
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