How to Make a Dog Ramp Over Stairs

Building a dog ramp is simple and inexpensive.
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Some dogs need an extra boost -- and a dog ramp over stairs can help. An older canine, small dogs or injured pups might appreciate a ramp over stairs. Building a ramp yourself will not only save money, but you'll also be able to customize the size and material.

Step 1

Adhere the piece of carpet to one side of the plywood board using the carpet glue, and let it dry.

Step 2

Ensure the 2-by-4-inch piece of wood and the strip of rubber matting are the same size. Both should have a length that matches the width of the plywood board. These pieces will comprise the "foot" of the ramp to prevent it from slipping at all. Adhere the strip of rubber to the piece of wood using the carpet glue. Then let this piece dry.

Step 3

Lay the carpet side of the plywood up, and the rubberized side of the wood strip rubber-side down. Use the power drill and screws to attach the rubberized wood strip to the carpeted plywood at a 45-degree angle (so that it will lie flat on the floor while the rest of the ramp is angled over the stairs). Set the completed ramp on the stairs, and let your dog try it out.

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