So here's the scenario... From the time we brought the boys home at 8 weeks old they have been in bed in their pen at 9pm and let out at 5:30am to go potty. Like clockwork. No mistakes, nothing. But it has always meant that my husband and I have had to go upstairs to the 2nd floor to watch tv or work, etc., because the boys would fuss (at first). They just turned 2yrs old on the 16th. We want to let them some sleep in the bedroom on the dog beds we have in there (they come in and crash on the beds when I do my yoga LOL). They have two large dog beds. It would be great if they could just stay up with us and have a last run out at about 11pm or midnight, then come sleep on their beds in our room or have free range of the house. In other words, no more pen and lockdown at 9pm. Have any of you transitioned your dogs from a crate or pen to free-range night dogs? I'm quite sure they'll hold their potty until morning or end up asking us to take them out if they have to go, I'm not too concerned about that part. They've never actually had an accident anywhere in the house except by the back door when they've either not felt well or simply couldn't hold their potty because it was way too long for them to hold it. And they've never soiled their pen. Such good boys.