Holly S. gets into my truck. An 11 year old Labrador retriever, is in her first week of board and train. It has become important for her to use the ramp to get in and out of the truck so that is part of what I worked on with her. It is important to keep her safe and not only walk and guide her so she goes straingt upo the ramp but I want her to go down carefully. Older dogs or overweight dogs can injure themselves in either direction. It is a good to teach the dogs to use a ramp before they have any health issue.