How to train your dog to use a Dog Ramp
The trick for most dogs is training with treats, and lots of praise when they go up or down the ramp. Many dogs will take to the ramp immediately and enjoy the freedom of running up and down, but if your dog is hesitant, training and persistence will help them get used to using their new method of transportation to the bed or couch.
Once your ramp arrives you will need
Once you are ready to begin training, you will want to stand by the ramp and use your hand to encourage your dog to go up it, most pups will naturally take to the ramp and you can practice them going up and down like this, each time your dog goes up or down the ramp, make sure to praise them and give them a treat.
Guiding Your Dog
For dogs that are not taking to the ramp fast, you can attach a leash and block off alternative routes with cushions or a baby gate, then gently guide them up and down the ramp again using treats and praise when they complete their journey, make sure not to force or drag them onto the ramp, the leash is for gentle guidance only.
Be persistent to create a lasting habit
Once your dog is comfortable using the ramp and has made several guided journeys up and down, a few daily sessions with 5-10 repetitions may be all you need to train this behavior if your dog at any time bypasses the ramp then block off the alternative routes again and leave these blocks in place until you are comfortable that they will continue using the ramp
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