Do you have a puppy that likes to sleep in your bed? Cuddling with them might be the best part of your day; however, you want to make sure that your dog is becoming more independent, and lifting them into your bed or their own isn't exactly accomplishing that mission.
Traditional Bedroom Design
That ends now. With a good set of dog stairs for tall bed applications, your dog can go wherever they like - even if they're a tiny puppy. These types of stairs for dogs can really help your pet learn about dexterity - and you'll also get the adorable pleasure of having your little dog run and come join you in bed when you're already down for the night (there's nothing better)!
Whether you want to help your dogs climb into your bed, their own, or you want to make a table or chair more accessible for them, getting a good set of stairs or a dog ramp for them to paw their way up will make your life - and theirs - a lot easier.
Wondering what to look for when you're investing in dog stairs for tall bed frames, mattresses, and more? Here are a few good things to keep in mind:
Think about the different types of animals that you have in your home. If you're purchasing these steps primarily for your dog, then you don't have to worry too much about the height of the steps. However, if you have a cat at home, too, that you want to be able to use these steps, choosing a set of steps with a lower rise is usually a good idea.
Make sure that you measure both the height of your bed and the amount of surrounding room that you have. Especially if your bed is on the taller side, a good set of dog steps can take up more room than you might think; so, before you purchase anything, definitely make sure that you have a good handle on the amount of room that you have to work with.
Do you want to be able to store your pet stairs away during the day? If there are times where you don't want your dog to have access to your (or their) bed, being able to fold the pet stairs under the bed or behind a door can be a great option (especially for small spaces). Look for portable or easily-storable options as you're browsing, if that's an application that you're interested in.
Each set of pet stairs will be rated for a different weight capacity. Here's a pro tip: Check to see what size your dog will eventually grow to be to have a good idea of what type of steps to buy. That way, even if your dog doubles in size, you'll still be able to use the same pet stair product.
Finally, consider the type of material you want to use. Different types of material are good for different applications: Some are washable, others store more easily. Do you want carpet pet stairs or wood ones? (Hint: Your home's aesthetic can also help you make this decision.)
Interested in making the best purchase possible? We've made it easy for you by rounding up the following examples of top-tier dog steps for your perusal.
This set of minimal, neutral pet steps come in a high-end finish that makes them seem purposeful in your home. There are four steps; this piece is made of durable carpet, wood, and metal; and is ready for use with your beloved feline or canine pets.
Looking for something slightly more modular? These plush-looking steps come in an array of attractive colors so you can meet your home's aesthetic nicely. With 7" high rises, your dog will be able to bound up these with ease. It's also machine-washable, so you'll be able to keep these looking nice with little effort!
This attractive, permanent-looking type of step has carpet on the top of each stair to cushion your pet's paws, along with wood panelling on the sides to help these stairs mesh with your home decor. The three steps provide support for 68 lbs, and also rely on a non-skid base for safety.
Wooden Carpeted Pet Stairs
High-density comfort foam: Doesn't that just sound like the type of stair that you'd like to tread on? These steps are easy to move from room to room, with their lightweight construction; and they also come with a machine-washable cover so you can keep them looking fresh.
Adjustable and even portable: Sometimes, it's nice to be able to have a little flexibility with your pet steps. You can adjust the height of these stairs to match any bed height! Made of carpet and wood, these hard-working steps can support up to 175 lbs.
Machine-washable pet steps: If you're worried about your pet steps starting to smell, worry no more - this entire foam-filled step system is washable. With only two steps, this product is a good choice for beds that are currently just out of your dog's reach.
This all-wood pet stair has a certain rustic charm about it that will mesh with an array of aesthetics. It has 4 steps and can support 45 pounds - but, watch out: It's not rated as chew-resistant, so you may have to take precautions to keep it looking good.
This folding set of steps has adorable paw-print decals all along the sides! With four steps, anti-skid treads, and the ability to support even a larger dog at 120lbs, this lightweight and folding set of steps will be a versatile tool in your home.
This simple set of steps feels like the step-stool you might use in your own kitchen! With a light plastic body, four steps, and a non-skid base, this neutral and minimal step tool will be perfect for utilitarian use.
For something a little different, check out this scalloped set of stairs! Not quite a ramp but more gentle than steps, this set of stairs can help out very young or aging pets with an easy-climb surface. It's also machine washable for easy maintenance.
High Density Foam Pet Stairs