I have a very small house. I have a doggie door in the back of the house which leads to the back yard. I have a fence around my back yard. I also have a fence around the side & front of my yard but have gates going to the back yard. This allows the dogs to have the back yard and us to have the front yard and not have to share unless we want to.
I am currently sitting on my front porch. I was working, really I was. I have the gates going to the back yard open so the dogs can come at go at their leisure and hang out with me, or go in the house and drink, or go in the backyard to do the things they’re not supposed to do in the front. One the dogs who shall remain nameless keeps running in the backyard and then running in through the doggie door then all the way to the front porch door where she stares at me and whimpers because she wants to be outside with me. She has done this at least a dozen times in the last half hour. She just can’t seem to figure it out.
The mailman just walked by so she went in the house to get a toy in case he wanted to play with her. 😦 I don’t think he will.