Likely it was not designed to be folded as another forum thread discussed the same issue in the link below. Why not roll up window(s) (assuming they are flexible) or rip out panels for ventilation or remove the entire dodger when you do not want to use it.
The dodger doesn't seem to be able to be folded in a down position and not get in the way of the traveller. Every dodger that I have had experience with you can remove the canvas and the frame will somehow store in place out of the way. I can't seem to do this with the dodger on my 1992 Catalina...
I actually added handrails to mine for something to grab on when walking from the foredeck back into the cockpit. One of the best things I ever did. Also, when I re-did my dodger I made it so all the windows can be zipped out; a little more work but really nice when racing on a hot day.
Ours came with handrails installed on the dodger. I find them essential now for going forward. At my age, I wouldn't trust myself to scoot around the dodger in bumpy conditions without them. The dodger is heavily constructed and does not fold. I like to roll up the panels in good weather, which is sufficient for our needs.
Thanks, Tom... we don't use the dodger so it is stored below. While I like grabbing onto the frame, I sang my head on it when coming up from below. It means forward and the smaller part of the frame folds fine, but the main frame is about two inches too long and runs into the traveller. No big deal, I very much appreciate everyone's comments, just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something!