Not overboard at all!! I was thinking the same thing!! In the next 6 months we will be buying a house and my only requirement is a fenced in yard. For now I have to leash him at all times to potty. I was thinking that a couple of weeks ago how nice it would be to just let him out, but then again it is Florida and already 90+. I think it is a great idea and one I will utilize when we move.