Mister Bentley, the three-year-old English bulldog, has figured out how to overcome his irrational fears (according to his human, he has quite a few of them) by reversing over or around them.
“Bentley has a fear of both ladders and crossing cables. Combined, they are almost paralyzing. That is, until Bentley can tackle his fears butt first…”
Bentley also sometimes fetches in reverse:
Bulldog Conquers Irrational Fears (AND FETCHES) by Walking Backwards