Anyway, after he's finished his little jaunt, he comes back and cries because he can't jump up into the bed. It wouldn't be so bad, but when I get up to reach for him, he backs up and I have to uncomfortably lean out of my bed to reach for him or worse, I have to get up and out of bed to help him. If I don't help him, he will cry for hours.
As a solution to my sleep disturbing pup, I decided I needed to get him some puppy stairs. Unfortunately, the cheaper options were rather ugly and I wasn't willing to spend much more than $20. So, I turned to my favorite option: DIY. I got a Bekvam stool for our kitchen a few years ago (which comes in rather handy since I'm "vertically challenged") and I thought it was the perfect base. So, on our last Ikea trip I bought another one to make GM his own little stairs.
Bekvam stool ($15)
scrap plywood 8" x 16", with notches cut out