Have you experienced taking a dog in an elevator? How did it work out for? A standard procedure; you step into the lift with your dog, press the button, wait patiently to arrive at your floor and then out you go. Well this wasn’t quite the case for one lady and her two dogs, and we’re glad no one was hurt. It could have been catastrophic if lift engineers had to arrive at the scene.

Like with children, it is important that we have our eyes on our dogs at all time, as you never know what might happen. When taking your dog in an escalator, we’re told that we should be carrying them or at least having a firm grip on them, but what about when you get into an elevator with them? Sometimes, you just have to learn the hard way to understand simple procedures, which is what the next woman did.

She was caught on CCTV with her two dogs and wasn’t really paying attention to what was going on. She pressed the lift button and the doors closed, but she failed to realise that one of her dog’s leads was caught in the doors and the poor thing shot up. Fortunately, the dog wasn’t hurt and the owner managed to control the situation as quickly as possible. She quickly pressed the next floor button and held her dog to avoid the lead tugging around its neck. All three of them got out quickly and safely.

You can check out the video here, it may be distressing for some, but it’s nothing brutal in the slightest.

Being cautious is something that our engineers do here at Elevators Ltd and that is why when they carry out lift repair work, they ensure that they are 110% focused on the job and take great care in what they do. This is to not only guarantee that the lift is safe to use, but also keeps lift maintenance to a minimal. Let’s hope dog owners think the same after watching the above video!