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post #11 of 99 (permalink) Old 21-12-2017, 18:54
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I'm sure you can get one much narrower than that one Jan, could Hans knock one up maybe?
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Not many sensible answers to give Jan, I feel for you though, I'd suggest kennels, but you'll have already dismissed that, there are sets of wheels for smaller dogs, but does he have the power in his front legs to go uphill.
We would & have never left any of our dogs in Kennels Kev.
Wheels are not necessary, he is able to use all his legs heīs just wobbly, like a drunk.

Alda Thanks for answering me. Yes you have mentioned Ben before, the trouble is there is just not enough room in the Navajo doorway to do as you suggest and donīt forget Albert was a lot younger than Hans is whe you had Ben.

Kev, the whole point is he cannot walk up the ramp anymore heīs too wobbly and falls off the side.

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Not many sensible answers to give Jan, I feel for you though, I'd suggest kennels, but you'll have already dismissed that, there are sets of wheels for smaller dogs, but does he have the power in his front legs to go uphill.
We would & have never left any of our dogs in Kennels Kev.
Wheels are not necessary, he is able to use all his legs heīs just wobbly, like a drunk.

Sandra Thanks for answering me. Yes you have mentioned Ben before, the trouble is there is just not enough room in the Navajo doorway to do as you suggest and donīt forget Albert was a lot younger than Hans is when you had Ben.

Kev, the whole point is he cannot walk up the ramp anymore heīs too wobbly and falls off the side.

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I thought it was a back leg only problem love, I'm a bit stumped not living in doggy circles.

I hope you find a way to help him.
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Hi Jan,
Have a look at motorstep.net and when you bring up 'watch the video' there are various youtube lifters on the right hand side.


Maybe give you an idea.


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Have a look at motorstep.net and when you bring up 'watch the video' there are various youtube lifters on the right hand side.


Maybe give you an idea.


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I Canīt see how that would work Alan, it would need a much bigger base.
Tomorrow I will take a photo of the entrance and you will see how high the inside step is.
He has quite a bit of strength in his front legs, but no push in his back legs.

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Yes he was younger Jan

But we would lift Shadow too should we need to

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Hi Jan,
Just meant this as the basis for doing the lift. A wooden or otherwise platform to suit the length of the animal could be fastened to the lift enabling the dog to walk on, lift and walk straight off into van.

I nipped out and measured my floor height which was 27" from the ground so a platform of 3" would give an even floor.


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Excuse the bad drawing. A platform that hooks onto the bottom of the door frame and also pivots from the same point of contact. Get your dog to stand on the level part of the platform, lift with handles. The higher you go will then put that part of the platform on a decline and the 2nd part will level out to the motorhome height. The platform could be made of lightweight steel/aluminum and be made to fold up for easy storage. If given more thought I'm sure the design could be improved on but it's beddy by time.

Sorry but don't seem to be able to attach the photo of my sketch from my iPad. Will take another look tomorrow if you are interested.

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Whatever device is designed for him, Shadow would need time to come to terms with it. Old dogs that cannot use their legs, as they used to, become more anxious and hard to train because they feel so vulnerable. We could explain to a human how wonderful it would be if they would just learn to use the ramp/lift etc but we cannot do that with a dog. He feels vulnerable so he does not want to do it.


What about a dog sitter Jan? I know you would feel bereft without him but if you knew he was happy at home in familiar surroundings would that help you to relax?
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