Ryan goes to therapy at the request of Kristen. His psychiatrist uses a different technique to get him to remember his childhood. While in his own mind, Ryan creates another man-dog to help him get to the bottom of things. Really, the dog was there to distract him from thinking about the moment his dad took his mom to the mental hospital. It worked out well, though, because he saw his dad cry about the situation, which made Ryan like his dad a bit more in that moment.