Even offering a treat to our big boy will not lure him down the basement steps...he just refuses to enter the cellar, finished as it is. I saw him looking down at me, so I grabbed my camera from my desk and took a picture. Chev and Coal were alone most of the morning as I had a service at a nursing home today...little lesson John 1:12 "Yet to all who receive Him he gives the right to be called children of God" (everyone is God's creation but everyone is not His child)...anyway, bravery is not on the menu when it comes to the basement steps. I understand this is quite common among our mastiff owners. True ???