Since she's young, she's very clingy. We don't have a fenced yard, but we do have a few acres. I let her out the other day on her own and she just sat on the other side of the door looking at me! She's less than 1 year and she wants to play with someone. I do like to keep an eye on her so I can clean up any #2 she leaves around, and also because she likes to jump in the lake... but these don't seem to be an issue really because like I said she just sits by the door unless I go out to play with her. I work during the day so I have little time to do that.