Well guys, Coal has been fabulous ever since the wall eating incident! I was in a situation that felt like a catch 22 with him. When I would let him roam around unsupervised in the past, he would (almost without fail) poop in my exercise room! So, I was putting him in that xpen in the kitchen if I wasn't able to watch him like a hawk. I wanted him to learn to be free to roam the house but the poop was not something I wanted to deal with. Well, since he ate my wall while in the xpen (my husband said Coal was just bored) , I just decided that it was time that we give him another shot in roaming the house and he has been terrific!! I totally removed the xpen from the kitchen! He hasn't had one accident, there is no ugly xpen taking up half of my kitchen and best of all, my walls have no further damage!! I guess he's a big boy now!! He IS taking stuffed animals from my son's room ALL the time but that would be remedied quickly if my son would remember to close his door :roll: !!