Guide to Dog Steps

Dog Step : What is it?

Dog Steps

Dog steps are made up of two to three steps and two solid sides. They are used to help dogs climb elevated areas such as beds, couches, and tables. They are usually made of foam, plastic, and wood. They can support small dogs weighing less than 13 pounds to larger breeds up to 200 pounds. 

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Types of Dog Steps

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Kinds of Dog Steps include the following:

Foam dog steps

  • Foam dog steps are lightweight.
  • They easily crack.
  • They do not provide a steady support.

Plastic dog steps

  • Plastic dog steps are very durable.
  • They are more stable than the foam dog steps.
  • The steps are usually lined with a nonslip covering for traction.

Wood dog steps

  • Wood dog steps are made of solid hardwood.
  • The steps are covered in slip-free, plush fabric.

Carpeted dog steps

  • Carpeted dog steps are fully covered in plush carpeting.
  • They can support large dogs up to 200 pounds.

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Choosing Dog Steps (Buying tips)

Nonslip surfaces: Choose dog steps with nonslip surfaces for traction.

Weight capacity:
Choose dog steps that can support your dog’s weight. Tiny dogs can use foam or plastic steps while larger dogs can use sturdier wood or carpeted dog steps.

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