Hey guys, I have an 11 month old shepherd named Loki. He is crate trained, and yesterday I ran to the grocery store. When I returned he was at the back door greeting me. He manages to escape his crate. Now let me set this up, to go outside you must go down three steps, which leads to a landing and the back door. Since yesterday when I came home, Loki refuses to go up the stairs. He will go down them fine. But he will put his front legs on the steps but not his back, and cry and run back down, curl in a ball and shake. I had to literally pick him up to get him inside. He is showing no signs of physical injury. He runs jumps, plays and all that. He is going to the vet in an hour just to definitely rule out a problem. It seems like he has just developed an extreme phobia. The problem is, that's the only way in and out, and tomorrow I am back to work. And in pretty sure my wife will not be able to pick him up and take him up the stairs. Please help! Treats were of no use, he wasn't interested in them at all.