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Old 01-17-2013, 02:52 AM
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Winnie has a 6 paneled pen in my son's room(he's at college) it's big enough for a wee wee pad, food, water, bed and her favorite soft kennel, with room to move but protection from being loose in the house. Winnie is only 4lbs and my cats are 10lbs so I feel better keeping her safe in a room with the door shut even though she and the cats love each other, just to be safe.


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Mine have free run of the downstairs if Im going out during the day but if Im working a nightshift then they are shut in the kitchen with puppy pads, water, beds, etc. I would let them have free run during the night as well except its when my elderly cats like to come downstairs and have some relaxing dog free sofatime! (Alfie is only 15 weeks though so he has a large crate with bed and pads in a heated room).
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:19 PM
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If we are out for short periods, we allow Simcha the run of the house. If it's more than a couple of hours, we put him in the enclosed climate-controlled attached room (formerly a screened porch) which has become his private bedroom suite. He likes it there, and does not consider it a punishment. We often will give him in that room an IQ Ball filled with numerous treat items, and he is happy to play with that until all treats are extracted.

There were just a couple of marking incidents, which is why we decided to limit his roaming when alone. He absolutely never marks or pees in his private bedroom.
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3 of my 4 pets get free run of our large living room, the dog room & their play yard outside (fenced & roped over so no risk of escape or over head predators). Matilda climbs our gates so she is crated when there is nobody home. Our 3 show pups have their own covered pens in our dog room with a pad/litter box, bullies, toys, etc.
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3 of my 4 pets get free run of our large living room, the dog room & their play yard outside (fenced & roped over so no risk of escape or over head predators). Matilda climbs our gates so she is crated when there is nobody home. Our 3 show pups have their own covered pens in our dog room with a pad/litter box, bullies, toys, etc.
You should post pic of your awesome setup. It's like my dream setup!
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Our two were (I say "were" because we only have one here for a while) put in their kennel with small snacks, water, and their beds. Both their crates are big enough for pee pads, but neither of them will go when in the kennel.
If either of them run free, Leila will bark and cry until we get back, and Micha will chew up anything and everything she can get ahold of, lol. I think they're both more comfortable in the small space when alone. Once we move, we'll try getting them comfortable in bigger spaces and eventually let them run free, Micha once she's older and knows to keep the chewing to the puppy toys and bones <3
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Gemma gets run of the apartment, we just close the bedroom and bathroom doors. Our apartment is very small, so it's just the kitchen and living room. She's good and she never causes any trouble or destruction. When she was a little puppy, we used to gate her off in the bedroom when we left the house.
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My Pug has the run of the house, but Ike has to be put in a crate, he can't be trusted as yet. But we aren't gone long as me and Hubby are retired. A few time we have been away for 8 hours, and when we know that is going to happen, I put 2 crates together secure them with zip ties, they both have 2 doors so I but a door , open from each crate and secure them, and have Ike's blanket and toys in one and the pee pad and water in the other, works out great.
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