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JudyN

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It took a while, but we finally cracked the problem of how to use a car ramp when the door won't open wide enough for one to be rested on the seat or sill, and the dog is too long to cope with a step - his front end would need to be in the car before his back end reached the step.

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The low step means it fits under the base of the door when it's open, and having the ramp running down the side of the car means it works in a smaller place, such as when someone is parked next to you. Jasper is still 'in training' (because we've been barely using the car), and it doesn't help that it's a bit of a palaver for me on my own to set it up four times per walk, making sure J either stays in or outside the car while I'm setting it up - it's too high to open or close the door once it's in situ. I'm sure it'll get easier with practice though, both for me to manhandle and Jasper to use - at the moment he'd rather just jump over it so I have to block him.
 
Good for you, JudyN. There’s enterprise to say the least.
 

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