Re: How old was your GSD when you allowed free rei
We had to do trial runs with Shane. The first time we let him have reign was at night, we let him sleep outside his crate, he was about 6 months. He did such a wonderful job, that we never again crated him at night (and he loves it!) He learned how to wake us up when he needs to potty (cold, wet nose under the blanket would get anyone up)!
Then slowly we started leaving him in the house unsupervised for short amount of time. We go to the store and come back real quick. We started doing this just few months back, which make Shane about 14 months. He has yet to be in the house longer than hour, but when no one is home, he does great!