An assembly for boarding swimming animals into a boat having a boat ladder, and
having an elongated ramp with a sidewall. A plurality of apertures is formed through
the sidewall, and a connection assembly is connected to the ramp. The connection
assembly includes a cross member, at least one hooked support member extending
therefrom for engaging the boat ladder, at least one pivotable grip member pivotingly
connected to the hooked support member, a biasing member operationally connected
to the pivotable grip member to urge the pivotable grip member in a first direction,
and an elongated lanyard member operationally connected to the pivotable grip member.
A positioning assembly is to the ramp for positioning the ramp relative the boat
ladder and may be connected to the ramp through any desired apertures.