I wanted to wait until my French Bulldog learned to use the ramp to get on and off the bed before I posted a review. The fact that we've only had this ramp for a week and I'm already here giving my thoughts is genuinely surprising (but amazing) to me. A couple of background tidbits about my dog. He's nearly ten, has occasional neck and back problems, and -- as mentioned, he's a french bulldog -- is a bit stubborn and sometimes anxious about new and uncertain things... like a giant ramp he's expected to climb up and down.
I went with the large dog ramp because, though my dog is only about 28-30 lbs (he's on the tall side), I was concerned that the small one would be too narrow for him to be comfortable using. The large dog ramp is BIG. I have a queen bed and it runs the length of the foot of it. But because of its length, it can reach the top of my bed without being too steep. And though it's wider than my dog's body needs, I do think the extra inches of width add to his comfort in getting onto it. The treads on the surface keep him from slipping around when making his way up or down.
I used the techniques listed in the training pamphlet that came with the ramp and watched the video on YouTube. I had my doubts that my dog would be willing to use the ramp, even if I covered the surface with treats. But we worked on it a bit each day, and I'm thrilled by how quickly he's learned to use it to get up and off the bed. He even used it to get down from the bed this morning with no prompting from me. The hardest thing about the training was getting him to actually get up onto the ramp, as he seemed to prefer to keep his back paws firmly on the floor. But with the training, he's gotten over that and is now using the ramp more comfortably each day. So I'm very satisfied with this purchase.