So the other day, I'm putting stuff up in the attic of my new house. Belle comes to the bottom of the attic ladder and looks up at me. I call her name ONE TIME and she does this:
Up the ladder she climbs. Shaking, and scared to death, but going to go where "dad" is in spite of that. It was all I could do to stop her before she got all the way up and get her back off the ladder.
You can't force a dog to do something that scares them like that. Only the unconditional love and devotion of a good dog can make one do it in spite of not wanting to.
Hey Murphy--you paying attention?