Aldi’s new pet stairs are perfect for pooches who need a little extra hand
A new product released by Aldi this month may foment a debate about whether dogs should be allowed to come and go as they please. Ladies and gents: the Pet Stairs have arrived!
Published on the 21/08/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25
From its Big Pet Event product range, Aldi has unveiled its Pet Stairs to the nation. The stairs are marketed at £12.99 and are said to be the ideal addition to dog family snuggles on the sofa.
Aldi states of the product’s “helping hand” benefits, enabling your dog to “hop up onto their favourite spot, whether that's the sofa or your bed!”
These stairs may seem ridiculous to owners of big outdoor dogs like German Shepherds or Irish Setters, but for owners of smaller dogs (and for owners who have already devoted their whole home to their dog), there's nothing more normal!
The steps can be particularly useful for senior dogs or dogs with leg and/or back problems; to help them to reach places they may otherwise not be able to reach.
We think this is a terrific idea and on top of it all - it's also super cute! It's definitely going on our must-have list.
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Frequently asked questions
What dogs have back problems?
Are stairs bad for dogs?
This depends on the dog. Small dogs, toy dogs, old dogs, dogs with longer backs (e.g. Corgis, Dachsies, etc.), and injured dogs will find stairs difficult to climb.
Find out more about small dog breeds.
Should I let my dog on the couch?
This is up to personal preference. The most important thing is consistency. If your dog is allowed on the sofa, he should always be allowed on the sofa - not only when it suits you. The latter can be very confusing for your pooch.
Find out the pros and cons of letting your dog sleep in bed with you.