A week and a half or so ago, we gave our mama dog and three of her puppies to the Humane Society. The next door neighbors kept one of the puppies (the one Arin named "Snake"). For the first week, they kept the dog on a chain at all times except in the evenings when they were outside with her. I am assuming this was to teach her where her new home was. For the past few days, they have been allowing her off the chain during the day. For the most part we see her staying in her yard. The girls look out the window to check in on her throughout the day. Because the neighbors took one of the puppies and Arin is able to see her everyday (even though she doesn't play with her everyday), it made the transition of several dogs to no dogs much easier for her.