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Will's First Day of House Liberty


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Well, Will is 13 months old and I was feeling brave today and let him have run of the house today, for the first time! I came home at lunch scared to death of what I could possibly find and even cursed myself for taking such a leap. When I got home he was so cutely sitting in his kennel - looking at me so sweet.... So of couse I had to leave him out again since he was soooo good all morning and when I got home at 4:45, same scared feeling, he was sitting in the kitchen looking up at the kitchen counter waiting for his dinner! He didn't even run to the door when I opened - just sat there staring up for dinner. He seemed very calm and content.

Of course I am not going to be silly enough to think I am on easy street yet but I am so proud of him. We have called Grandma to brag as well as most of our friends and wanted to brag on his "good day" here.

Proud Mom of Will & Grace :)

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Way to go WIll. Keep proving to mama your a good boy. YEAH no more kennel

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I'm very impressed!!

Henry had his first unsupervised freedom recently, too, but it wasn't planned. :twisted:

We took him with us to my in-laws and left him in his mesh (camping) crate while we were gone. Somehow he unzipped the top flap (on top of the crate) and climbed out without even knocking it over. I have no idea how he did it, but assume he just poked it with his nose until it opened. We were gone around 6 hours and came home to a dog that knew he was in serious trouble. He got down in the submissive position and crawled to me before I ever said a word! We could tell that he had been all over the house because pillows were moved around on the couch and some things had been moved in a bathroom, etc. Overall, he was actually quite good. BUT he chewed the toes off a doll that was within his reach. A doll that is about 80 years old. I can only assume that he thought it was a toy because it is made of the same material as some of his rubber toys. He left everything else alone, and this house is NOT dog proof in any way. Plants, shoes, kids toys (even stuffed animals!), books, etc... all over the place within his reach. Of course he had to go for the one thing that can't be replaced! :crybaby:

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Thank you everyone for the "Will Cheers" :)

Just wanted to report that we had our 2nd day of freedom with zero issues! Yippie.... I came home at lunch and then after work and both times he was in his kennel, at his own will - snoozing.....

Thanks again and hopefully we are on our way.

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Wow, congrats to Will! Packy is 2 1/2 and we still haven't left him out alone when we go away. He's been in the house loose while we're outside working or something and has been fine, but neve when we actually go away. Our first Cairn, Willie, didn't get free reign while we were gone until he was 10 yrs. old!

Jandy and my Cairns, Kirby & Phinney 
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Our whole house sends best regards to Will. You are such a good boy!!! Personally I am amazed we haven't heard from the C.U.R leader. Isn't Will's behavior kinda against their motto. I mean really , free for 2 days and all is well. Somebody from CUR is going to pitch a fit when they find out.

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Way to go Will!!! I am so jealous......I am anxiously awaiting the day when Barney is no longer in constant "seek and destroy" mode!! Although, I have seen a few teeny tiny glimmers of hope in that department!

Congratulations!!!

All creatures great and small, the Lord God, He made them all!

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Wow, congrats to Will! Packy is 2 1/2 and we still haven't left him out alone when we go away. He's been in the house loose while we're outside working or something and has been fine, but neve when we actually go away. Our first Cairn, Willie, didn't get free reign while we were gone until he was 10 yrs. old!

At this age he should be fine honestly. I have lived with cairns all my life and they improve after one year- 2years MAJOR improvement- 3years as good as it gets :lol:

Surely you have left Packy indoors for small trips to the shops etc. Now is the time to trust your dog! :)

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Yahoooooo for Will. Gus says, Okay Will, with your newfound freedom , come break me out. :D

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