Watch the World's Most Anxious Dog Overcome His Fear of Carpet

Meet Arty. He’s a Golden Retriever and he’s deathly afraid of carpets. Like, he just cannot deal. Witness, as he sees a carpet and realizes that’s it for him and he can’t leave the room he’s in.

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The humans beckon him and you can tell Arty wants to do what they want...

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..., but he just CAN’T.

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At this point, Arty retreats entirely. Whether in shame or in fear is anybody’s guess, but he straight up ghosts.

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But Arty’s not done yet. He has a new tactic for crossing the Carpet Ocean. He decides to approach the problem from a different angle.

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Very literally.

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SUCCESS! Arty is able to step onto the carpet if he goes backwards and can’t see the ~danger~ coming.

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He’s conquered his fear and we could not be more proud. Of course, he still doesn’t look like he LOVES carpet, but baby steps.

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Well done, Arty. Well done.

Video by YouTube user DailyPicksandFlicks