We took her out on a walk this morning and decided to keep her on her leash, but not hold on to it. It was a trial run, and when she didn't go scampering off after ten steps, Dave and I looked at each other, purely astounded. She stopped when we called for her and almost waited naturally when we were behind. It was incredible. We did that for about 20 minutes. Short training sessions. Well, she ran into a yard then and thought it was a game, so back in our hands she went.
She also went over to Curt's with Dave this evening for an impromptu grill-out. How nice to play with her and let her run in a fenced-in backyard. We left her alone today not kenneled up when Dave ran out to Fleet Farm and I went to work. She was apparently curled up by the front door when Dave got home, alone for about 1 1/2 hours. No messes. Woohoo!
She continues to sleep on the bed with us, or at least start on the floor and then want to come up. No messes there, so we're doing good on that front, too!