The ladder is useful for teaching your dog to notice where they are putting their back feet. This is good to do before they get on the dogwalk or teeter. To get your dog to go over the ladder, just drop treats between the rungs. My dogs, after a fe
w trips through with treats, run back and forth across carrying their reward toy (the Agility Bee). It’s now their favorite obstacle! I suggest you take your dog through on leash first, especially if you do not have the side rails that we have on ours.
We put on side rails so I can use it as an obstacle even after they pay more attention to where their back feet are. My dogs are more likely to leap over it than go through it without the rails, especially if I send them from a distance.