When your pet is comfortable with the ramp, leaving it flat on the floor, encourage your pet to walk back and forth on it. When they’re willing to do this, try using a book or a brick to raise it by a few inches. Try placing treats or favorite toys on the upper part of the ramp so your pet will have to climb to get them.
If needed, put one hand on your pet’s collar or back to steady them while they get used to the raised surface. You can also block the sides of the ramp with boxes or have friends stand on either side of the ramp to keep your pet calm the first few times you use it at height.
Never hit, yell, or try to bully your pet into using the ramp!
With a little care and patience, you’ll soon have your pet using the ramp with ease, especially when they realize that using the ramp can mean they get to go with you.