Japan the Golden Retriever is teaching the neighbor’s dog how to walk down the stairs. The puppy was a bit hesitant at first, wanting to run back up and NOT go down the stairs. But Japan using her motherly instinct (and entire body!) commanded the dog not to give up. Once the pup did go down a few flights and then wanted to stop, Japan comes over and gives it a couple of nudges on the back encouraging it. I’m not going to lie, that pup did look a bit terrified at the loudness of Japan’s authoritative bark. Sometimes you just need a bit of (loud) motivation.