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With more and more pet owners driving SUV's and using these vehicles to transport their pets. One issue that I have heard of more is larger dogs with hip problems. An SUV is a good choice for transporting your dog but the problem is getting your dog into the vehicles because of the height of the vehicles. Until now there have only been a few options: Let your dog jump into the vehicle or use a stool or ramp which you have to carry around with the vehicle then.


A short time ago I heard of a product called Twistep. This was a step for SUV owners that fit into the trailer hitch and when it was not needed it could twist under the vehicle for storage. After talking to the company and then getting a unit I wanted to share my thoughts.


This product was designed by pet owners that just happen to be engineers as well. Everything with this product was designed with the dog in mind. Even the non-slip material on the top of the step was designed with paws in mind. 

Quality The Twistep is a very solid product. The Twistep is not some piece of plastic, the Twistep is made of tubular steel. This product was designed to take the rugged life of a SUV.


If you take a look at the average height of a SUV tail height it is around 26 inches high. Asking you dog to jump on or off of a height of that is about the same as the average person jumping on or off a normal kitchen table. If your a teenager it is possible but as one gets older it's not as easy. When your dog is 5 or 6 years old that is equivalent to a normal person's age of 35 - 42 years, don't forget a dog ages 7 times as fast as a person. 

The Twistep is a product all SUV owners need to help there four leg friend to have a happy and healthy life. Twistep can be located at


(With permission from Alaskan

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