YES! My dog actually made me cry yesterday...
In general, she's a wonderful little girl. She's old, quiet, sweet as pie, never jumps or barks or scratches. She was a rescue, though, and has some VERY strange and inexplicable neuroses, the most problematic of which (at present) is a fear of crossing thresholds, particularly onto slick floors. She'll usually go in and out of the apartment without fuss, but she often balks getting out of the elevator and ALWAYS puts on the brakes going in and out of the building. If you pull her, she cries and lies down--and, for a small dog, she is built VERY solidly and can really dig in if she doesn't want to walk. In the past, I just picked her up (she's around 23 pounds) or scooted her along by putting my hands under her "arm"pits. Now, picking her up is out of the question and bending down to scoot her has gotten almost impossible.
Yesterday, I stood at the door to the building, desperately trying to get her to come in and she just wouldn't budge. Coaxing doesn't work, a low stern voice doesn't work...and she's just so timid and pathetic that I can't bear to get really angry with her (externally, that is...internally, I want to kill her).
Eventually, I just burst into tears.
I'm dreading taking her for her walks today, and I can't imagine what this will be like when I have a baby in a sling to deal with as well. I think I'm going to have to try to get a trainer in next week to see if we can resolve the problem. It's not something we can really afford right now, but probably cheaper in the long run than getting a dog walker twice a day.
On another pet-related note: I just ordered a CD of baby sounds called "Preparing Fido". It's supposed to be great for preparing a dog to get used to the sounds of a new baby (cooing, crying, etc.). It's www.preparingfido.com
for interested parties.