We were given Gypsy when she was 6 months old, unwanted, and tied to a trailer hitch. She was lovable, active,even temperament, and easy to train despite her sad beginnings. At the time we lived in the country on 12 acres where we lived for 9 years, she had free run of the property but stayed close and came inside every single night. She refused to eat or drink inside and would only eat her food off of a rock. It was a very slow process getting her to eat inside. We moved to a city house across the state, into a neighborhood with an unfenced yard. We never had to fence it, she learned quickly where her home was, stayed in the yard when she wasn't in the house. As we age, we downsized to a condo on a lake. We have a large green area in the front yard too. Gypsy has adapted extremely well, knows the routine, and can actually take herself for a walk around the green area if we'd let her. She behaves so well she has never needed to be on a leash. She is very healthy despite only eating 1x per day (her choice) and weighing only 28 pounds. She has taken to and loved all of the indoor cats we have adopted, there have been many, she has outlived most of them. To this day, at age 15, Gypsy will not drink inside. Strange dog but we love her.