|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Giant Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Giant Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Giant Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds|
|Features||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread, Foldable||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread, Foldable||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread, Foldable||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread, Foldable||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread, Foldable|
I like the grip on the track, but he can’t do it without someone to help because he’s a little unstable and it’s just a smidge too narrow for him. Would like the 19.5 width like their larger unit but not the extra length.
I am very happy with this ramp. With little practice my lab was able to get in and out of my Outback. Definitely need this grippy mat and the length of the ramp makes it not so steep. And the fast shipping makes it even better!
She was a little hesitant the first time up because of its flexibility, but a few training treats conquered that. It's lightweight with a hook to hold the sides together.
I chose this ramp mainly for the green covering, in the hopes that my senior dog could get a grip on it and walk on it safely. It totally works and it comes off (velcro) in the event that it needs replaced. My only complaint is that there is a little "give" when my dog first steps on it, but I believe that is unavoidable due to the folding design. I have modified it with side fencing because my boy has poor balance and built up one end so it is level with the door threshold without being in the way of closing the slider.
My hubby just got a new truck that sits much higher than our old one; hence the need for a ramp for our senior dog. I like the weight of this ramp; light enough for me to handle. I really like the green, grass like carpet that is non-slip and soft to walk up/down. This covering is removable for cleaning and can be rinsed off with a hose, no problem. Yes, some training will be necessary for any dog. So I keep her leashed, treats in hand, and she will easily go up/down for me. Although it said to start training with the ramp on the ground, she did better when I put it on the truck and we practiced. At her age, and the problems with her legs/joints, this was a no-brainer need for us.
I have both this ramp and the tri-fold ramp, which is considerably heavier. I use this one for side entry to my van, which is about 15" high, and the longer tri-fold for to get our 55 lb. dog up to the side entrance of our pick-up, which is about 25" high. This one is much easier to handle, but I like the longer one for the truck. At some point I think I will work on making an 8" or so riser for the ground end of this ramp so that I can use it for the higher truck, but I want to build his confidence on the 3" wider tri-fold before I switch to this one. I haven't figured out what to use yet for the riser - it needs to be fairly light and very stable. Raising the bottom lowers the angle, but puts that big step right at the ground, not at the top.
Our large dog (GS) was getting older and our truck was lifted a bit, which made it more difficult for her to safely navigate in and out of it. After comparing which ramp worked best for our scenario, we chose the Bi-Fold Dog car ramp w/SupertraX. After a few trial runs on the flat ground, as recommended, she was running up and down with no problem, and continues to do so.
My rescue shepherd took right to walking up and down this ramp. I bought the bi fold and was worried that it would be too short for my 2002 yeep gnd chrokee . It turns out to be a great choice for the dog and the vehicle.
We've had the ramp for a week. I started training Bishop with the ramp flat on the living room floor. I put a trail of treats on it and once he got used to the no-slip texture, he would walk (and eat) easily. I now have it propped up on "his" living room chair with no problems. I think I'll put it on the bed next, it's higher. Then we'll graduate to the SUV and truck. I expect he'll load easily. The ramp is lightweight for me but strong enough to hold his 50 lbs. without bending.
Well, love the item, sturdiness etc. For my elderly pup it was just too narrow. Her problem is her hips & the spread is just not enough. Wish it was 18" or 20" wide. My Standard Poodle is 13 and 65 lbs. Was hoping this would be an answer. I think it might be for smaller pups.