Perfect for summer! :D
So far, so.good. I have a 24 pound senior dog and I needed a ramp for a couple of stairs going into the backyard as his back is delicate. The ramp doesn't have anything to hold it in place, but sturdy enough to stay in place. I placed it at the top of stairs and it works fine. The surface is rough, but my dog doesn't mind (not slippery, which is a plus). It is a bit narrow, but no problem for average/smaller dog.
Used this on a recent daylong trip in a pickup truck. We love it!! For those using a truck (quad cab, etc) where the passenger doors do not open wide, I found that putting the edge of the ramp on the top edge of the running board much more stable than trying to put it up higher close to the floor of the back. What I mean is, the lower to the ground, the better for stability and for steepness. It is a VERY manageable weight. I am a small woman (5'0") and lightweight and I had no problem sliding it in and out of the back seat. (My crazy being-rehabbed shelter dog will only get onto the flooring rather than the seat LOL so you will need to decide where it is most convenient for you to store.)
I like the ramp. It works very well for my 12.5 year old, 50 pound dog. Traction is fine. Width is perfect. Light weight and compact (for a ramp)
Very lightweight (I can lift it with one hand), folds easily, and does not take up a lot of room in my vehicle. This works well & my dog got used to it very quickly. I took advice of others & started the training indoors, on a flat surface, just bribing him with treats. Then graduated to a curb height, then used in on my vehicle (Ford Explorer) and had him come DOWN first (treats included). When I take him up, we take a bit of a running start, and I hold his collar just to direct him straight up the ramp. He is a very large 10-year-old chocolate lab and getting in & out of the car was becoming a chore & painful for him, especially jumping down. Now, he doesn't even want to try to get in or out without the ramp, so a complete success! And he is still expecting treats, but what the heck, he's a Lab! >:-)
This ramp is great for my fourteen-year-old, 89-pound lab. He has "loaded up" in the car a million times over his lifetime, but his back legs just don't work like they used to, and this ramp allows him to get into the car without having to jump. He is an incredibly smart dog, and we worked on training with it flat on the ground, and then propped up on one step leading to my porch. He did great with those, but the angle to get into the car was a bit higher, and he balked at it because he just doesn't trust his legs to support him anymore. I had to basically straddle him with one hand guiding him by his collar, and the other gently pushing him from behind. It was successful though. Through all that, this ramp was sturdy. It didn't shift at or bow at all. I folded it in half and it slid easily behind my driver's side seat so I could use it to help him unload at the groomers.
Ramp was as expected.. needed lightweight for a friend who has an older dog. We had been using mine when traveling together but she wanted her own. We chose this one because I have used their products before (dog toy, etc.)
We have orthopedic issues among our little canine family so we try to avoid jumping and using steps. We needed a ramp that is lightweight and portable so this seemed like a logical choice. And so far so good! We use it in our house so that our little ones (11 lbs, 15 lbs and 28 lbs) can get to their favorite sleeping spots.
Very pleased with this product. I have Labrador retrievers and as they age, jumping into my SUV (Jeep Liberty) can be a challenge. The Jeep bumper is about 26" above the ground. I was worried this might make the ramp too steep, but it was fine. The rubber bumpers on the underside of the ramp grip the Jeep bumper securely. It did not budge as my dogs went up & down it. I liked the non-skid texture of the ramp too! Plus it folds easily and is compact/lightweight, so it fits easily beside the kennel in the back of my Jeep
A sturdy well made product and the little dogs loved it right away.
My 14 yr old mix is having a hard time jumping up my SVU. This is a great ramp. There are review to say that the anti-skid covering cause dog paw to bleed. I have no issue with my boy walking up and down on this. However, he has a tough paw. We have been doing 100-150 miles every week since he's a young pup. I suppose because he doesn't have tender paw, the anti-skid material did not harm his paw. Also, we are only using it for a couple of second going up and down my SVU -- this is a couple times a week. We don't have to use this multiple times a day yet at home as he's still able to climb into our bed.
I have a 2016 Jeep Renegade. I have a dog crate in the back for Maximus Decimus Meridius to stay safe in while we are driving. My Jeep is somewhat small, and the crate is somewhat large, so there is no room for him to simply jump into his "house" in the car. This ramp is the perfect solution. I did train him on it in the house, as previously recommended. First on the floor, then a low piece of furniture, then higher, etc.... Once he was comfortable on it, I left in the living room for an evening and he began using it as easy access to furniture he's already allowed on. The transition to my Jeep still took some treat filled coaxing - but once he got it, he loved it! It's light enough for me to handle alone. After he's safely in his car house, I fold the ramp, put in the back next to his house, and drive away. When we get where we're going, I easily unfold it, open his crate and he strolls down. I recommend having a dog that will "sit" on command and not jump all over when you're trying to fold it back up or open it up when alone. My biggest issue is that I fear I look like a dog-dork by having a ramp for my dog!
This ramp exceeded my expectations. I have a 13 year old dog with a recent shoulder injury and even though she's only 38 pounds, she hates being lifted which makes it that much harder. I have a two door jeep wrangler and since most of the reviews on this product are for SUV's, I had no idea how/if this would work. It's absolutely perfectly awesome and she took to it within a few minutes of guiding her with her leash. The no slip tread insures sure footing and instills confidence. It's lightweight and folds in half and easily fits inside the tailgate behind the backseat. Love, Love, Love this product!!!
This is the perfect solution for getting our older golden retriever into our crossover vehicles - she can easily jump in and out!
We have two jeeps and a three-legged german shepherd. Gracie weighs 65lbs which is more than we want to or should lift and so we decided to buy a ramp. This ramp is light and easy to fold and unfold. It latches when closed and while the latch is plastic it does the job and it is easy to operate with one hand and without damage to the operator's fingers. It fits nicely on the bumper. The profile is slim (for pet ramps) and doesn't take up too much room in the back. The product easily supports the weight of both our shepherds (65 lbs and 100 lbs respectively).
Very happy with it ! Light weight, great grip, easy to use.