|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Giant Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Giant Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Giant Breeds||Medium Breeds|
|Features||Outdoor||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread, Foldable||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread, Foldable||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread, Foldable||Non-skid, Non-slip Tread|
|Material||Metal, Aluminum||Metal, Plastic, Aluminum||Metal, Plastic, Aluminum||Metal, Plastic, Steel||Wood, Carpet|
my dog weights in at 125lb, I drive af350 superduty crewcab 4x4. He can't comfortably make the jump in or out. It took one afternoon working with him to trust it. I place my foot on the ground end and stabilize it with one hand at the top. 4 stars because it will slip and or collapse if not supported manually.
My poor, very elderly and extra-large sized dog slipped and fell three times during our first outing because of this ramp. She had no problem climbing up the ramp the first time, so I did not worry. But she slipped and fell off half way down the ramp after we had reached our destination, and due to her injury, she fell again when she attempted to step up onto the sidewalk from the driveway - only a 5 inch step up. Then the poor old pup slipped and almost fell off near the top of the ramp while attempting to enter the car, and I had to quickly grab and bear-hug her with my own body to keep her from falling off (the dog and I are approximately the same weight) to the ground, which would have been CATASTROPHIC. I am angry because she was in superb condition before she used this ramp. Over a week later, she still walks very slowly and stiffly as if she is in pain, and cannot climb up or get down from the bed with ease anymore. Previously I had a plastic type that folded twice, and despite the advertisement, it quickly broke under my dog's weight. Then I made my own ramp by cutting a piece of plywood, with 100% cotton bathroom rugs attached to the top surface. She never, ever slipped on the solid homemade ramp, but the ramp is a bit heavy to handle and gets even heavier in rainy weather, and I wanted a longer length and smaller slope for her as she is getting older. This new ramp has grey rubber and black plastic surfaces alternating, and both the rubber and plastic surfaces are very hard, with no cushion and no traction. The ramp is also narrow in width and bows under my dog's weight. I studied the other "metal" ramps to consider switching products, but it seems that they are all basically plastic ramps with metal trim (like this one), with some sort of grit surface glued on for traction. Therefore I will not be returning this very dangerous ramp, but upgrading it (which will cost me more time and money). If it still cannot be used for my dog's car trips after the upgrade, I will use it on my home stairs. In Conclusion: The best pet ramp for x-large dogs is a piece of plywood with some cotton rugs on top!
Needs a little more padding for traction.
Lucy is a 14 year old, 30lb. sheltie with increasing arthritis on her elbows and hocks. She is at (no pun entended) her last legs of life. We have a backyard deck that has 4 steps and a landing. I was hoping that with a ramp, Lucy could use the steps. Currently she is unable to go up normal stairs. My major problem that even with the rubber traction on the ramp, she is still sliding down. I'm going to try putting carpeting on the ramp and see if that works for her. It looks like a great product, but for an old arthritic dog, it is not working out.
Works good on my Ford truck
If this ramp is being used at a fairly steep angle, it has very poor traction. My chihuahua couldn't get up it so I will be returning for a different brand.
Our puppy tumbled down our back steps the second day she with us. We have been carrying her down the steps since then. She is now a 16 week old 32 lb lab. She happily walks down the ramp now. We are going to lower the ramp to the next step to see if we can get her to walk down the stairs on her own.
This ramp works quite well. The other ramps I felt would not be long enough and therefore make too steep of a climb for my senior dog. I want to make her senior years as easy as possible for her. This ramp was a great investment.
Highly recommend this ramp! Easy to use and store.
This dog ramp delivers. It’s very sturdy, light weight enough to easily handle and store in the car. It has rubber treads for the dog to be confident going up and down. The ramp was a little bit stiff telescoping at first, but after a few uses, it easily slides into place. My dog is 68 pounds, but I frequently dog sit my son’s mastiff. This ramp can handle that big boy; now that’s sturdy!