We have moved and need to accommodate our welsh collie's toilet and outside needs. At the moment we need to take him up and down some steps at both the front and rear of the house. He is 19 years old, largely blind, and arthritic in hind legs and spine, so he needs some help to manage this.
He is used to a dog flap, but the house we are in now is quite high off the ground at the rear, where we would wish to put the dog flap. My partner is not very handy, and although we talked about constructing a ramp, I think my dog will have passed away before that happens. We agreed we will need a ramp with sides so he will not fall off due to his blindness. Right now when we walk him down the steps to give him the confidence to get down (although we sometimes carry him, 23kg), he feels the edge of the steps with his front paw to know where to step. He is old, but still smart.
Has anyone tried 'stacking' 2 commercially available dog ramps end to end to make a long ramp? Some appear to be suitable, if we just made a 'bridge' platform to secure them on.
Can some ramps be secured? I have looked at both the Solvit Ultralite Bi Fold Dog Ramp (seems short) and Easipet Dog Ramp - both have sides. I could really use some advice if anyone has tried this.