They tried a different approach. A few days later, James moved to Remedios’ home, where he’d get to live and interact with other dogs. At first, there wasn’t much improvement.
“If you moved, he was running in the other direction, he was so scared,” Remedios said. “If he had to pass you in the hallway, he would run past you. If you ever tried to reach toward him, he would try to become one with the wall. He was just not interactive at all.”