No, not “dreads” though I do like my thick, stylish hairs – I have some new treads! And I don’t mean tires.
See, I’ve got this little step that gives me trouble. It’s at the bottom of the stairs to my peeps’ offices. In the basement. Where I sleep in the afternoon.
It’s hard for me to get a good paw hold on that first step. It’s painted, so it’s slippery. Plus, the floor is painted, too. So that’s a double dose of slipperyness. Yikes. And you KNOW how I’ve had trouble with steps before.
Thanks to my new pals at Puppy Treads, I can now put a foot on that step and not worry about slipping off. Which I’ve done many, many times. Not fun. (If this sounds like a commercial, that’s because it is.)
See, I’ve never accepted a product in exchange for a review before, but the peeps thought these treads would be a good thing, so We tried it out. FULL DISCLOSURE: I didn’t pay for my treads. And they didn’t pay me for this blog post. But you can rest assured, if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t waste my precious blog real estate or your precious reading time. (You know me better than that.)
On a scale of one to 10: These things work and you must get some. Especially if you have slippery nails and stairs. Like me. They’re easy to install and, if the peeps had installed them correctly (as in pressing each tread down to get the air bubbles out), you wouldn’t even know mine were there.
All you do is peel the treads off the paper backing and press them into place. Even the peeps can do that! Easy peasy! But as you’ll see in this photo, They didn’t get it right on the first try:
I had to explain to the peep that the bottom tread needed to be installed further out into the floor. Just like if the space were another STEP. GET IT PEEP? Well, She finally figured out what I was yapping, so She pulled it up and placed it down where it should go. Further back.
Done. Good job peep.
But, poor thing, She didn’t get a photo of me ON THE TREADS. Geez. I could never be a spokesdog. Not with the camera people I have working for me.
You can get your very own Puppy Treads, with a 10% discount just for being my friend.
Here are the product details:
WHY do you need Puppy Treads?
- Protect your companion animal from falls that could cause injuries
- Treads will also keep children and other family members safe on slippery hardwood stairs
- Minimize scratch damage to your hardwood floors and stairs
WHAT are Puppy Treads?
- Lightweight, attractive, cost-effective, install in minutes
- Provide a safe, non-slip walking surface for you and your companion animal
- Gentle on feet
- Manufactured and distributed by the HandiRamp company, which has been making accessibility and safety products in the U.S. for over 50 years
WHERE can Puppy-Treads be used?
- Interior hardwood stairs and floors
- Tile flooring
Here’s where to get your own Puppy Treads and don’t forget to use BLOG2015 to get your discount! Tell ’em Stuart the Scottie sent you.
My thanks to Handi-Ramp, the folks who make Puppy Treads. My new friend, Tor, who works there says:
“We’re all dog lovers here. Our owner, Thom, has three; one of which he brings to the office. The idea [for Puppy Treads] sprouted up when one of Thom’s pups couldn’t make it up his hardwood staircase. Our company already makes metal non-slip stair treads for outdoor and industrial use, but he wanted something he could use indoors. So we started our Puppy Tread journey. It’s been fun and a lot of people are loving what they do.”
What could be better than that? I ask you.
Thank you Puppy Treads!
This is a great find! You can now climb the stairs without fear of falling. We wonder if it will work on wood laminate – which is what we have on our stairs up from the basement. Will tell the Peeps to check it out. Thanks, Stuart!
Yes I can! WoooOOooooWWWEeeeee! Check it out for sure and you’ll give it a big ole ARROOOO! STU
That is a Godsend, Stu! Mum is campaigning for our staircase redo and wants wood, but the Dad peep says no cuz wood is too slippery, so now we have the answer thanks to you, our good friend and bearer of good news, Stu! Mum wants to know if you smooth them out real well will the treads disappear so that they aren’t visible, and do they peel the paint up when pulled off, (i.e. are they removable for repositioning like you did without damage to the surface)?
You look so cute just jaunting up those stairs to dinner all svelte and athletic like! You look like now you actually don’t mind going up and down da stairs! You are adorable, Stu!
Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl
Weeeee! When the peep repositioned one of the treads, some of the paint came up but only because the painted surface was rough concrete that hadn’t been prepared to accept the paint. I can ask my friends at Puppy Treads if you want???
None of mind can do stairs. Sidney is afraid of them and he is afraid of the elevator in Michele’s building.
I don’t like elevators either, unless it’s the human variety.
Glad dey worked for ya! I’s just glad I don’t gotta put up wif stairs, I have a hard enuf time on flat surfaces.
I have a hard time on flat surfaces too!
I thought you were going to tell us that you scored some treats! One question, what’s a step?
Um. A step is…well, it’s a …. something you don’t have to worry about except when you hop up on something that might be a step but prolly not. Got it?
That is a good product. Also we have a “thundervest” now for one of our dogs who has anxiety.
YIPPEE! Treads and Thundershirts. WOOOOOT!
Way cool Stuart. Your safety comes first! My steps are carpeted, but Mama has been known to slip on one of my craftily placed balls. So, to ensure everyone’s safety, don’t be leaving your toys on the steps. Mama buys me bright colored balls and other toys to help, but sometimes she is thinking about other things while going up and down.
We have carpet runners up our regular steps, but my Auntie next door doesn’t, so when I go UP her steps, I can’t come back down but I’m good at my house. Even better with my new treads on the basement steps. WHAT A GOOD IDEA about colored toys on steps! You’re a smart one. Keep your peep safe.
Hey Stu this is what i need!! after my bad fall..the like third one..it would be cheaper than the doctors bills..and no need to worry that i look like an idiot in the ambulance….yikes..i got to get me some 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx
GET YOURSELF SOME PEEP TREADS!!!! Never an idiot in the ambulance. Safety first my smart cookie.
That is totally fabulous pal. If we had stairs, mom/dad would definitely buy some for me. XOXO – Bacon
If they didn’t, I would my buddy.