We have a 7 year old doxie female pup. She is spoiled....didn't want to have to climb up the ramp to get to the couch. We didn't let her manipulate us this time into giving in....we kept placing nice treats and her favorite toys at the top of the ramp which was placed next to the couch. We went out for a few hours today and low & behold...the treats were eaten & now she goes up & down without a thought. We put a pillow at the bottom of the ramp as it is slightly difficult for our pup to get up on the ramp without it as the ramp is kind of steep for her. She is 18 pounds & a scairdy cat of a doxie.....but we stood firm (together!) & she knows now who is boss ( NOT THE HUMANS!). We ignored her pitiful cries to help her get up the ramp with our help, but it wasn't necessary. All in all glad to have this ramp.
It works pretty good. The secure fittings on the sides pop out all the time though. I am using for 2 90+ lb labs. It is easy to attach, and unhook. Folds nicely for storage. It works better than I expected. I did buy some traction pads to put on the stairs because they are very slippery. I would recommend this. You have to train your dog to use it properly. My female went right up it with me in the water calling her and my husband at the top of the ladder calling her. Our male is not as bright or as coordinated as she is and it took several tries with him, but he got it also.
I have 6 dogs and my 20 year old westie uses this because he is able to jump up from the bottom step to the top step, buy my 17 year old sheltie is not able to use it because it's too deep from the bottom step to the top of these stairs.
I wanted something small to go in my computer room for the cats to visit. It is very well made and the carpeting is nice and thick but does not look like what's pictured. I chose the "beige" but the color is darker than I expected, more like a "tan" shade. Overall, I like the steps even though the color of the carpet and type is different than advertised and so do my cats! For the record, I am giving it a 4-star rating just in case Overstock changes my rating to five stars.
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