Oh yes, Chappie is a sensitive little petal, but once he understands that he is safe, all is well. Very character building! Have never raised our voices in anger towards him or he would simply mentally shut down. Our other dog Suzy is far more determined and will simply sulk for a minute and then get over it. (She still tries mental telepathy by staring at us, cheeky girl)
The doggies and I love hanging out together being still or active. Chappie loves just being with one human, all that reading I do means he can be lying there chewing something companionably beside me, just have to hide the ball! We have seen many sunrises and sunsets together.