All you need to know about choosing your Dog Ramp

At Boometime Custom Design, we understand that choosing the right dog ramp is more than just a purchase—it’s an investment in your dog’s health, safety, and happiness. With numerous options and considerations, it’s natural to have questions. Our Dog Ramp FAQs are designed to address the most common queries we receive, ensuring you’re equipped with all the information you need to make the best decision for your furry friend. Dive in to discover more about our handcrafted ramps, their unique features, and how they can benefit both you and your pet.

Here are our Dog Ramp FAQs:

Why should I consider a dog ramp for my pet?

Dog ramps are designed to minimize strain on your dog’s joints, especially when they’re climbing onto elevated surfaces like beds, couches, or cars. They’re particularly beneficial for older dogs, dogs recovering from surgeries or injuries, and breeds prone to joint issues.

How long does it take to receive a ramp once ordered?

While we strive to maintain stock of our signature ramps, due to high demand, there might be a waiting period of 3-4 weeks. Custom orders might vary based on the design and specifications.

Are the ramps suitable for all dog sizes and breeds?

Yes, our ramps are designed to accommodate dogs of various sizes and breeds. If you have specific requirements or concerns, we can discuss custom solutions tailored to your needs.

How do I train my dog to use the ramp?

Training a dog to use a ramp can take some patience and positive reinforcement. Check out our Ramp Training Guide. We also provide a handy A4 Training Guide with each purchase to help ease the process.

What makes Boometime ramps different from others in the market?

Our ramps are handcrafted with a unique rubber grip, ensuring superior safety and comfort for your pet. They’re also endorsed by Veterinary Physiotherapists, attesting to their quality and efficacy. We take great pride in ensuring that each ramp is suitable for the dog and situation, paying special attention to the ramp incline to ensure the comfort of your dog.

Can I request a custom design or size for my ramp?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on crafting custom solutions that cater to specific needs. Reach out to us with your requirements, and we’ll work together to design the perfect ramp for your furry friend.

How do I care for and maintain my dog ramp?

Our ramps are designed for durability and ease of maintenance. The rubber grip can be wiped down with a damp cloth.  We recommend regularly checking your ramp for any screws that may be coming loose and ensuring that you are not allowing children etc to climb on the ramp.  For any major concerns or cleaning queries, feel free to contact us.

Do you ship outside of Cape Town?

Yes, we’re excited to offer shipping across South Africa. For details on shipping rates and timelines, please get in touch.

Is there a warranty or return policy for the ramps?

We stand by the quality of our products. If you face any issues or are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 2 weeks of receiving your ramp to discuss potential solutions.

I'm not sure which ramp is right for my dog. Can you help?

Of course! We’re here to guide you. Based on your dog’s size, age, health, and the intended use of the ramp (car, bed, couch), we can recommend the best option for you.

Why is the gradient of the dog ramp important, and how does Boometime ensure it's optimal for my dog's comfort?

The gradient of a dog ramp determines how steep or gentle the incline is. A steeper ramp can be challenging for dogs to climb, especially for older dogs, those with joint issues, or smaller breeds. A gentler gradient ensures that your dog can comfortably and safely ascend and descend without straining their joints or risking injury.


At Boometime Custom Design, we prioritize your dog’s comfort and safety. Our ramps are meticulously designed with optimal gradients, ensuring ease of use for dogs of all sizes and health conditions. We’ve invested time in researching and refining our designs, and our commitment to this detail sets us apart. Whether it’s a car ramp, bed ramp, or couch ramp, you can trust that the gradient has been optimized for your furry friend’s utmost comfort.

Why are dog ramps preferred over pet stairs?

While pet stairs are a better alternative to jumping, they still exert pressure on a dog’s joints. Dog ramps, especially those designed by Boometime, provide a gentle incline, reducing stress on the joints and ensuring a comfortable ascent and descent for your pet.

What risks do dogs face without using a ramp?

Continuous jumping on and off furniture can lead to trauma in a dog’s spine over the years. Conditions like Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) can develop, characterized by degeneration of spinal discs, causing pain and mobility issues. This condition is especially prevalent in certain breeds like Dachshunds. Using a ramp can significantly reduce the risk of such conditions.

Are Boometime ramps suitable for larger dogs?

Absolutely! Large dogs, despite their strength, also face the impact of years of jumping. As they age, they can develop bone and hip issues. Our ramps are designed to cater to dogs of all sizes, ensuring reduced chances of injury and strain.

Where can I purchase a Boometime dog ramp?

Boometime Custom Design offers a range of ramps tailored for various needs, from home to car use. You can explore our offerings and place an order directly through our website. Remember, using a ramp not only benefits your dog but also reduces the strain on pet parents who might otherwise have to lift their pets.  You may also purchase our ramps on

Which is the best dog ramp for my needs?

The ideal ramp depends on your specific requirements. For home use, like accessing beds or couches, our Dog Bed Ramp and Dog Couch Ramp are perfect. For travel needs, our unique Dog Car Ramp is designed to assist your dog in getting in and out of vehicles with ease. All our ramps are adjustable, durable, and foldable for convenient storage.

How much does a Boometime dog ramp cost?

Our ramps are competitively priced, reflecting the high-quality, durable wood and craftsmanship that goes into each product. While there might be an initial investment, consider the long-term benefits: reduced risk of mobility issues, joint problems, and potential vet bills. For specific pricing, please visit our Products page or get in touch with us.

Why choose a wooden dog ramp from Boometime?

Our ramps are handcrafted with premium wood, ensuring durability and stability. The unique rubber grip we use offers superior traction, making it safer and more comfortable for your dog compared to other materials. Investing in a quality wooden ramp from Boometime means prioritizing your dog’s health and well-being.

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