It took them quite a while to get that mastiff into the building. It was a sight to see, though.
My cat seems to know when I take the carrier out of the closet the night before that something is up. (Nothing good is gonna happen…….) I've tried to get her to play with the carrier, but no way. She just gives me the stink-eye. I have to be really sneaky/fast when I put her in.
How about your pet?
HA - I had an English Mastiff growing up, and as anyone who knows the breed, or has had one knows, they are STUBBORN. Mine would go completely limp when she didnt want to do something, and that included walking on a leash! We didn't have a fenced in yard, but we would let her out, she would do her business in the yard, and come right back in. never once ran away. She was just too lazy! But put a leash on her, and you'd get like 4 feet down the driveway, and she'd collapse in a dead heap, and refuse to budge another inch.
The vet was interesting too. She would do the same thing, and no amount of cajoling, tempting with treats, etc. would get her in. I think the only reason she did was she was a bit skittish, and didn't like being outside in a strange place, so inside was the better alternative. Our vet had a door from the exam room, that opened out to the parking lot, so we would let them know we were therre, wait outside, and then when it was her turn, they'd open the door, and we'd get her in. where she would immediately pee on the floor from nerves. and we'd go out the same way. So she never went into the waiting room.
My cat, same thing. while all of mine were indoor/outdoor cats, they never ever went IN the car or carrier unless it was to the vet. They learned fast, and my one, who was part Siamese, would do this low, pathetic howling yowl all the way there. you would think she was being tortured.
My friend's former dog, however, a black lab, couldn't care less. I had to take her one time while dogsitting, to the emergency vet. even when they were taking her temp, she was sitll wagging her tail away like mad!and trying to kiss all the techs etc. trying to work on her!