Then give him a treat for placing two paws on the ramp. Teach your dog to follow a treat as you lure him across the flat ramp.
If your dog starts walking.
How to get a dog used to a ramp. Get busy with the plywood 1 5 1 3 and 1 16 wooden boards to build this dog ramp that will make your dog easily climb to the bed and to any elevated home surface. Hook your pup to his leash and walk along the ramp from. Walk over to the bottom of the ramp and without pausing start walking next to the ramp.
Use small treats. This will be a play station too to keep your dogs physically fit. As you start out give him a treat when he puts one paw up on the ramp.
First cut the rail and cover it up with plywood. As it gets steeper you can start putting a trail of treats all the way up to encourage him to get to the top. Your dog might be unsure about using the ramp so you ll need to encourage them.
The on the floor method 1. Use your hand to signal the dog to walk across the ramp. Leave the ramp alone ignore it and let your dog get used to it.
Measure in a. Again tiki was the first up the ramp. She was eager to follow tiki so she merrily walked right on up.
She was petrified of a leaf moving so it was challenging but it worked so if it worked for her you shouldn t have a problem if you take it in stages. Treat him initially for putting one paw up on the ramp. Begin raising the ramp gradually.
Standing right beside the ramp so there was no chance of irie jumping down and holding her on a short short leash i encouraged her up the ramp with treats. Look for a ramp with an anti slip surface so your dog is less likely to fall. If you are planning to be alone when training your dog to use a ramp this is a great method for training.
This step will get your dog used to the feel of the ramp under their feet. Lure your dog across the flat ramp with a treat. That s what i did when i was training an extremely fearful dog to use the ramp.
During initial training practice by laying the ramp on a stable flat area where it won t slide such as in the grass or on carpet. Some dogs may hesitate at the ramp. Teach your dog to use the stair ramp.
Next finish it off with custom legs. Next it was irie s turn. Buy a lightweight ramp for indoor or outdoor stairs.
He will sniff it look at it touch it and finally. Find a spot in the yard or better yet in your house to lay the ramp flat on the floor. By now your dog should be used to crossing the ramp so have them cross without a treat or hand signal.
As you progress with these tasks move the treat towards the center of the ramp. The one person method 1. Next treat him for placing two paws up on the ramp.