I put her out with them again yesterday for a little while, and she went a little farther out into the yard, but then came back to the door, and waited for me to let her in. I left her for awhile, but watched through the window, and she’d go a little ways, then come back. Finally, I saw her make a complete circle of the yard, and I know from a yelp that I heard, that she found the hot wire that runs around the inside of the fence. But, that didn’t seem to affect her much.
This morning, I had what I think is a big break through with her. She was wagging her tail vigorously when I went to start letting dogs out, and when her turn came with the boys, she ran out into the yard, did her business, then made a big circle around the whole yard (and we have a pretty good sized back yard). She came back to the door, but once again, she made little ventures every few minutes, and actually followed the boys around some. When she came back in, she was wagging her tail again, and when I put her in her crate, I offered her a piece of chicken jerky. she has never taken a treat from my hand before. But, once again she gave me a wag, and took it from my hand. I was elated!