I sure love this dog!
We don't have a fence at our new house, which has meant some big changes for Gizmo ... every time he has to go out, we have to take him. I'm pretty sure we will hate every minute of that during the winter.
The other day we were playing outside (we usually just hook an extra long leash up to something so he can play outside too) and we decided to let him off of his leash. The poor thing didn't know what to do. In the past, that would have meant he would run away. This time, he didn't want to leave my side.
We took him to the back yard, and he loved it! He ran ... but then he ran right around the house into the garage and up the steps to the house! We took him to the back yard several times to run, but then he would eventually be back on the steps! I think he's trained. Ha!
Look at how happy he was!