This is working out great for my 16 year old poodle to get up onto the couch. I did swap out the carpeting for a yoga mat cut to size for better traction as suggested by another reviewer, great idea!! It took about 3 days for him to accept it.
Both of our cats are disabled, with minimal/no use of their hind legs. Anastasia uses the ramp to reach the top of an ottoman positioned next to one of the living room windows - she loves to sunbathe and monitor the street activity from our 4th floor condo. There are actually 2 ottomans, separated by a cat climbing "thing" that has a tube and she can pull herself through the tube to switch to the other ottoman. Our new cat, Smokey, soon figured out how to use the ramp and also likes to be up on an ottoman. The problem is that, if one cat is on the ottoman, the other cat is intimidated and has no way to climb up onto the second ottoman. With 2 ramps, each cat will be able to climb up to a separate ottoman without "interference" from the other. The ramp is sturdy, secure, and easy to move when washing the floor. I wish all problems were this easy to solve!
Great ramp & a good price. It had Carpet for traction. It was easy to train our dog on it.
Our mini dachshund has difficulty getting traction on the carpet. It could just be his back legs as this is a well made ramp. Ramp folds, snaps to close and carrying handle is great. Ramp just does not work for our Hutch.
I have a 12 lb toy poodle. Went up and down when encouraged with treats however the carpeting was slippery for my little guy so he was nervous especially going up. If it wasn’t as steep it might have worked. Well made though and might actually work better with a larger and heavier dog.
The ramp was exactly as described dog doesn't like training on it.
I have an 11 year old rescue who was unable to navigate steps and stairs. Because of this we thought a ramp would be a better fit for him. We bought this ramp but because the carpet was a little slick and the pile was very thin it made it hard for him to get a grip when going up and down. We came up with a solution. We bought an inexpensive yoga mat, cut it to fit and attached it with the same screws that are through the carpet, leaving the carpet in place. In reading some of the reviews I have seen the same complaint about the ramp. If you do not wish to return the ramp which we did not, this could be a solution for you. It is now the perfect ramp for our dog Blue.
Could not get my dogs to use this ramp... i think too steep for my needs, plus a 165lb Mastiff!
It’s waaaay to steep because it’s so short. I think the online picture is very misleading. That must be a REALLY low couch to not be very steep in the picture. And most beds are taller than couches - the ramp is practically straight up and down on a high bed.
It was exactly what we needed for our Bichon to go from the kitchen to the family room step down. I am very glad it had grippers on both ends as we have hardwood floors. He got used to it after only a few minutes. It is made very well.