My dogs are too little to get in my bed. When I started having knee problems, I felt the need to get another solution , rather than hoisting them up. The steps are very easy to put together and are higher than most. It just took a little tempting with treats to get my dogs to use the steps. Now they bound up them with no problem. These steps are higher than most and the only ones that I could find that would do the job.
This set is bigger than imagined. BUT, it is very sturdy. I have two small 5 pound Chihuahuas so this more than sturdy enough for my little ones. If you have a large dog, this would be perfect. I have an unusually high bed and this comes to the top making it easy for my doggies to get up without assistance. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs more than flimsy steps.
The shipment arrived dented in a couple spots. It's made of a thick plastic similar to playground equipment (best way I can describe it). The carpet pads seem pretty durable. I only use this indoors so the dogs can get in bed. They don't really like to use it though.
It really does the trick. My 2 yorkies and mini chihuahua all use it with ease. We keep it at the foot of the bed sideways so it takes up no room at all. The stairs do kinda slant at a weird angle but once you show your dog how to use them, they catch on pretty quick. Would be better if it was a little more attractive but it works!
I would recommend this with an additional remark. the back of the stairs cannot go flush against the bed, this causing a gap which was big enough for a small dog to catch theirs leg and get hurt. otherwise these stairs would have been perfect.