As some of you may already know (I assume the majority of readers here at this time are my real world friends), I have a small Yorkshire Terrier. He never barks, but gets a bit restless while he’s sleeping. Specially now during summer, when the temperature in my room gets very high. I let him sleep in the same bed as me, so far I haven’t had any tics that crawled over to me, and I hope that won’t change in the future (fingers crossed). But because of the heat, Oscar (the name of my dog) has been wanting to change positions every half-hour, or jump down on the cool floor. But then after cooling off for a few minutes, he wants to jump up in bed again. This has become quite a problem for me because my bed is pretty tall, and he’s not able to go neither up nor down by himself, so I have to wake up every time and carry him. I don’t mind carrying him, but when it’s that often, and I have to be able to wake up the next morning and go to work.
But now I’ve finally found a solution. I was thinking that maybe there is some kind of ladder I could buy that is adapted for dogs. This wasn’t the case, but I found something even better. There are steps available that are created to be used just for the purpose I needed. These dog steps for bed comes in different heights and sizes, and I even managed to find one that worked well with my own bed (which is unusually tall). It was a bit of a paint though, to figure out which dimensions were needed, and which one was the best. There is a site called The Little Windup Pup that has a list of dog steps for bed, which helped me choose. And I’m happy with my decision, even though there are several other sites with dog products that seems very good.
At first Oscar was a bit hesitant to use this new contraption, but after trying it out and walking up and down a few times, he seemed very comfortable with it. I was a bit worried that he it would be too steep for him, but there hasn’t been a any problems yet, and the construction is very sturdy. My second concern was that the dog stairs would glide around because my floor can be very slippery, but that was nothing to worry about, because of the anti-slip pads that is attached underneath. At least now, I’m able to get a full nights sleep even if he wants to go down on the floor for a while.
Even though this has helped us both a lot. I might still look into buying some kind of aircondition to use in my bedroom. If I think it’s hot, I can only imagine how it would feel for a dog with all that fur. I haven’t been able to find an affordable option yet, but according to some forums I read, there should be something in the pricerange I’m looking at. It’s difficult to even go for walks with Oscar in this heat, and we both get tired after only a few minutes in the sun.