I'm Phoebe's mommy and am feeling pretty stressed out.
I have two 3y/o cats and Phoebe, my Chi is 5 months.
We live with my wife in a 1 bedroom condo (2 bathrooms, no garden). The cats are food crazy so when one eats, they all need to eat (same with treats) and the cats get very upset and loud when any doors are closed (i.e. living room to bedroom)
Phoebe's crate moves from the living to the bedroom, depending on where we are and she sleeps and eats in there.
There are a few things that Phoebe does that stresses me out and I wondered if anyone had any advice.
1. Phoebe loves to run and play in the apartment, but sometimes she runs into the bedroom or bathroom (when we're in the living room, poop on the potty pad and eat it).
2. Sometimes Phoebe pees near the potty pad, sometimes on it! I use spray and congratulate her enthusiastically when she does it right, I don't berate her when she does it wrong, just ignore her... any thoughts?
3. Phoebe refuses to sleep, it's like she doesn't realize she's tired. The only time she sleeps is either when she's in the car OR when we put her in the crate - should we regulate nap times? She gets cranky and seems to bark a lot when tired.
4. I'm super tired and stressed as I seem to be running after Phoebe most of the day! I want her to use her energy, (she hates walking outside) but I'm exhausted!