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Dog Ladder for Boats
by WaterDog Adventure Gear™

WAG Boarding Steps™ are dog ladders for boats by WaterDog Adventure Gear that have been designed and manufactured to make it easy for your dog to board your boat. Don’t leave your best friend behind when going out for the day simply because you fear having to drag your wet dog back into the boat after a swim or retrieve – give him or her an easy option to board your boat alone!

We offer dog ladders that are designed specifically for multiple boat styles:

getwag_FIBERGLASS getwag_PONTOON getwag_HUNTING getwag_FISHING

A brief description of how our dog ladders differ by boat styles follows.

We have two models of dog ladders that are designed specifically for fishing boats:

  • The LM-6 is designed to mount over the gunwale or transom lip of fishing boats. The patented design incorporates reversible hooks to mount over the top edge of the gunwale or transom and has independently adjustable struts to accommodate different hull designs and shapes (angle/curvature). Perhaps most importantly, if you drop them in the water or they fall out of the boat, they float due to strategic placement of closed-cell polyethylene foam. The LM-6 has safety yellow steps with bright metal. They feature a collapsible design for transport and storage (approximately 42″ L x 18″ W x 5″ D) and weigh approximately 8 pounds. U.S. Patent No. 9,815,529
  • If your boat does not meet the mounting location requirements for the LM-6, our Model HSM-6 provides similar functionality but mounts at the top using a mounting bar (versus hooks) that can be secured to a flat horizontal surface along your gunwale. The HSM-6 has a patented design with independently adjustable struts that rest against the hull like the LM-6. U.S. Patent No. 9,815,529

We have two “H-Series” models of dog ladders that are designed specifically for hunting boats:

  • The LM-6H is designed to mount over the gunwale or transom lip of jon boats. The patented design incorporates reversible hooks to mount over the top edge of the gunwale or transom and has independently adjustable struts to accommodate different hull designs and shapes (angle/curvature). Perhaps most importantly, if you drop them in the water or they fall out of the boat, they float due to strategic placement of closed-cell polyethylene foam. The LM-6H is available with oak moss green or marsh grass tan steps with black-treated aluminum and hardware. It features a collapsible design for transport and storage (approximately 42″ L x 18″ W x 5″ D) and weigh approximately 8 pounds. U.S. Patent No. 9,815,529
  • The PM-6H is is designed to mount to a boat platform or deck and cantilevers into the water. Two pivot mounts are bolted to the platform, allowing the step assembly to pivot up out of the water. It is easily removed from the mounts for transport and storage. The PM-6H is available with oak moss green or marsh grass tan steps with black-treated aluminum and hardware.

We have two models of dog ladders for fiberglass boats:

  • The patented SLM-12 is designed to quickly and securely mount to the boat’s swim ladder and can be installed and removed while on the boat or in the water. It can also be easily detached and float next to the boat when humans need to use the swim ladder.
U.S. Patent No. 8,596,212
  • The PM-6 is designed to mount on a flat platform and cantilevers into the water without struts. Two pivot mounts are bolted through the platform, allowing the step assembly to pivot up out of the water and be quickly removed.

We have two models of dog ladders for pontoon boats:

  • The patented HSM-10 is designed to mount to the horizontal surface (deck) of a pontoon boat and rest against the pontoon using two adjustable legs.  It can be mounted at a side gate or rear platform above the pontoon.  The unit attaches to the deck using male knobs that are threaded into flush-mount inserts installed in the deck (included). U.S. Patent No. 9,815,529
  • The patented SLM-12 is designed to quickly and securely mount to the swim ladder on your boat and can be installed and removed while on the boat or in the water.  They can also be easily detached and float next to the boat when humans need to use the swim ladder.
U.S. Patent No. 8,596,212

All of our dog ladders for boats have a capacity of 130 pounds and are designed for dog use only.

To view our dog ladders in other applications please visit our home page. Other mounting options, can be viewed at our Doggie Steps product page.

Unlike ramps or platforms, WAG dog ladders for boats provide a pet-friendly, stable and easy-to-use method for your dog to get from the water onto the boat. The 4″ deep, flat steps with integral toe plate and 4″ step height is suitable for dogs of all sizes and have a slip-resistant top surface. The “space-frame” design results in high open areas in all three directions to minimize the force and effects of surrounding water currents.

WAG dog ladders for boats are proudly made in the U.S.A. and shipped fully assembled incorporating:

  • Engineered plastics
  • Aluminum extrusions
  • Stainless steel hardware

Our products are sturdy and stable, and with a minimal amount of training your pet will soon be able to enter the water and safely return to the boat without human intervention, making the time you spend with your dog more enjoyable for you as well. No more lifting your wet dog into the boat, or readjusting your pet’s ladder each and every time they enter the boat. Try the WaterDog Adventure Gear dog ladders for boats to see how it can provide more WAG for you and your dog!