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.
Watch the World's Most Anxious Dog Overcome His Fear of Carpet
The humans beckon him and you can tell Arty wants to do what they want...
..., but he just CAN'T.
At this point, Arty retreats entirely. Whether in shame or in fear is anybody's guess, but he straight up ghosts.
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.
SUCCESS! Arty is able to step onto the carpet if he goes backwards and can't see the ~danger~ coming.
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.
Well done, Arty. Well done.