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Deogie's new pet ramp for the SUV...he's terrified of it
Deogie's ramp just came in and I was so excited...him not so much. My SUV is fairly raised off the ground so I thought a ramp would be much easier on him to get in and out. Getting into the vehicle after daycare he hesitates about jumping in, he's tired, which I can understand. Jumping out makes me nervous all the time, a lot of weight going on those front legs. The ramp is going to be awesome for him but I need him to know that as well.
I have tired laying it on the floor trying to get him used to it, but he will stay in the room and not go anywhere near it. I have tried putting treats on it hoping to get him close to it, but no go he turns his head and ignores it. I have tried walking and sitting on it, to let him know it's safe but no go.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get him to feel safe and let him know that it's okay. I don't want to rush it or force him to get on it, I would like him to go on with his own free will. I'm stuck on this one.