I had planned on training this when my girl got old enough, strong enough and brave enough... Now's the time.
I need her to be able to push a screen out and jump out a low window opening in an emergency. Yes, the window will be full open and the screen will probably be pushed out if I can do it, but in an emergency it may not. I have two low windows in the house that I want to train this on. They are emergency exits.
If an emergency arose now, and I needed to go out a window - I doubt she would follow - even if the house was on fire. If I had a medical issue and she needed to get out is another situation. In either case - as it stands now, it's something she's never done and I want to show her how to do it a couple of times and let her know it's ok.
I started the training today by throwing her fav ball out the bedroom window. She was on the sill about 1/3rd of the way out and balked there. If I would have closed the bedroom door and walked around outside to that window, I know she would have come sailing out. But, dummy me - an 11th hour thought.....
Once she does this a few times thru either escape window - might she do the same thing just when she wants out and I'm not home someday? Those windows will never be open without something in them (a fan made to fit the frame or a small window ac unit. It's the fan I'm worried about - could she take in her head one day to push it out in a non emergency?
This may sound confusing but in an emergency - I'm banking on my being able to get to one of the windows and the way I have the fan & ac units a mere 10 pounds of pressure on either unit will send them crashing right thru the cheap clip on screen and out the window (lol a good lean with my fat >>> will do the trick.- The ac wouldn't even need that because there's no screen on the back and it's finely balanced on just a small riser on the sill.
Hope this is clear and could use some probabilities on issues with training this - it's important IMO she learn this especially if I suddenly keel over dead someday and she needs to get out. Thanks