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Thread: Who Makes The Best Dog Ladder For Boats

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    Default Who Makes The Best Dog Ladder For Boats

    Looking to purchase a dog ladder for my new boat does anyone have any helpful advise. THANKS

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    I have not found one that I like.

    I find it easier just to have a collar on the dog and hoist them in. The problem I have with the ladder is the dog has to jump off the boat normally on the side of the ladder. My dog banged right into it.

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    Not sure about the best, but our friends who own two Min Pins and a Pit Bull have a Paws Aboard dog ladder that attaches right to their boats regular ladder. My labs use it if were out in deep water and have no issues walking down or back up. They originally looked into the Skamper Ramp, but were told by a rep from the company selling the product that it requires specific fitting on boats to hold the larger dogs weight and were told to look into the Paws Aboard product instead.
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    After reading many reviews I'll be buying this one for duck season.

    It seems to be the best design.

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/load-a-p...og-ladder.html
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    I have used the double duty stand. Works good. Can place dog on stand outside of boat to hunt with it as well. It's too bulky to pack in on a walk too hook to a tree like advertised but works good on boats

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    I have nade 5 or so and like my last one OK- it stores well- is fairly light- easy to hook up and will stay with me even if knocked off deck mount- that said gator trax the boat folks used to make a good light unit but Ican check with buddy about his if you don't find what you want- just be sure there is some cable of rope wetc to keep from losing it if it pops off mounts.

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    Any new models out there that have been field tested since this thread was originally posted?
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    I didn't like the ones out there for the price so I started to build my own. I had the bender set up the other day for another job and used some of the material I was using to make the frame to start with. I'm kind of winging it on the design. I will probably add a fold up platform to this that will angle down in the water.

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    Do yourself and the dog a favor....have one built especially to fit your boat.

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