I want to write a very thorough review, hitting all the points.
Purchasing: very easy online, I even got a 15% discount. It arrived late but still within an acceptable time, although the box was damaged the contents were fine.
Set up: very easy, but I was disappointed it needs the anchor or it is very unstable. Even with the anchor it distracts from the bed 30° when I pull on it, no matter how tight I tie it to the anchor.
Use: very easy to train. I skipped all the baby steps of putting it on the floor and just used treats to get them to walk onto it. I skipped steps because my dogs are quick learners and my corgi has been using stairs for years now. My corgi took to it right away and absolutely loved that it is way more stable than the plastic stairs we had, which she used to run up them as quickly as possible and refused to use them on the way down, because it shook under her feet, with the ramp she can go up it slowly and even turn around and change directions. My other dog is more able and even though she has refused to ever use any other stairs, she walks on the ramp when commanded although not on her own volition. What really amazed me was that both of my cats wanted in on this ramp also! I have an overweight large kitty with bad knees that prefers the ramp to jumping, and a kitten with cerebellar hypoplasia who has a lot of difficulty walking. She used to tear up my bed sheets trying to claw her way up and often fell off anyway, now every morning she crawls up the ramp to wake me up and runs down it full speed, falling significantly less. My cats fight for the spot at the top of the ramp to just lounge. I want to say this ramp has changed all 4 of my animal’s lives.
As a veterinarian, no other purchase means more to me than the ones that change my animal’s life for the better so I am happy to spend the money for this ramp.
My only complaint is that its cost doesn’t keep up with the quality of the product. It feels like it costs maybe $5 in materials to produce. Very thin wood, and the flooring is super thin, maybe 5 mm thick and made of yoga mat material. Since my big cat likes it so much he’s scratched it a few times, and it doesn’t hold up. I guess I expected it to be much thicker heavier wood and wider, so that it would be more stable and that the flooring would be twice as thick and made of strong rubber rather than yoga mat material. I only expect that because it costs 2x more than any other ramp on the market, and 20x more than I have previously spent on stairs. I hoped it would be the last ramp I ever bought. Even though it is leagues better than any other stairs I have bought, it seems like it may only last me a couple years. I would recommend this ramp to anyone, but I would be concerned that more than half of those who need it can’t afford it.
Pictured below is my very disabled kitty lounging on the top of the ramp.