when kibbles was still with us and jumping on and off the sofa started to require effort, we bought her some doggie stairs. problem solved - until it wasn't. when she began to have trouble with the stairs, we got her a ramp and she loved it. problem solved - period.
now we have bailey who can jump up like a flea but jumping down causes too much stress on her delicate little legs. and aoife who suffers from arthritis, jumping on or off the sofa is against doctor's orders. our ramps are still providing easy access on and off the sofa and saving the doggies unnecessary strain on their joints.