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    Hi, moved last Friday, dogs and I go walking 6-8 times per day and cats were locked in 1 room for 24 hrs, then 2 rooms for 48 hrs, then 4 rooms. Oopa now has the run of the house. I do take her outside, but I stay with her and bring her back when she has had a sniff around. Missy has been a bit more difficult in that she has only left "her" room yesterday although the doors have been open since Sunday. Kittens are in their room but allowed to roam half the house at night with Missy and Oopa. I think what I am trying to say is do it bit by bit and slowly. Don't let them out of your sight until you can be sure they know their house.
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    When I moved, a friend took my dogs in the morning while the removalists came in, then drove them up here later in the afternoon. I didn't do anything special, just took them for a few walks, and then we spent the next 3 days in the shed while the carpets were ripped up and laminate floors laid (then slept in the house on a mattress at night). Was a good way for them to get used to the new place, I think they weren't concerned at all, they were happy as long as they were with me.

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    And you can keep your own

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    Can you make sure you're at home for the first few days so pup doesn't get too stressed that you're leaving and not coming back. I think seeing you doing your day to day things and smelling that you're living there too makes them feel a little more relaxed. Also, try to keep the same routines, eg walk and feed times, try to make everything as normal as possible

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    Also, make sure the telephone numbers on your tags are updated and you change the registration. Good to get to know other local dog owners when you're out on walks- you never know when you might need them to lend a hand!!

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    Peta23

    I wouldn't mind if you explained to the two black cats that come and beat up my neighbours cats in MY BACKYARD that this is NOT their TERRITORY.

    If I ever catch either of them, I'm entitled to take them on a one way trip to the vet, so says our dog and cat management law. Cats are not allowed to trespass on other people's property. So if you can be sure your cats stay on your property, then let them outside to roam. But I could imagine in rural WA - they may be shot, trapped, baited, or roadkill if they don't stay home.

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    Is everyone off my back about my cats allowed outside.

    This thread wasnt about my cats. Its about Boss..

    Yes, Im a bad cat owner.. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Is everyone off my back about my cats allowed outside.

    This thread wasnt about my cats. Its about Boss..

    Yes, Im a bad cat owner.. .
    I hope you don't take this the wrong way, as I'm just trying to explain it from the POV of having a PITA neighbour with cats.

    I now own my NDN's cat. They refused to have it indoors, allowing it in to eat and toilet and then putting it back outdoors. It used to bring it's presents to my doors and I then had to clean up dead birds, mice, rats and once a baby possum from in front of my back AND front doors. It was disgusting. If you supervise your cats the entire time they are outdoors like I do with Bobby now I applaud you. Now my neighbours were a bit worse than you, they wouldn't even buy a collar for Bobby. Frankly I don't think there is any excuse, if you have a cat then at the very least lock it up at night. That is when they do most of their hunting and killing - not during the day when people like me find the carcasses, have the germs, worms and dog only knows what else at our doors and have to clean it up because it's not like the cat will clean up after itself.

    I don't think you are a bad cat owner, but I don't think you've experienced it from the other side (most cat owners haven't). It is really hard, very frustrating and frankly inconsiderate.

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    We have just had our offer accepted on 5 acres out in the rural area, so this thread is good timing.
    The block is well fenced so i dont think Scoobs will try and make his way home, my worry is the 6 little dogs that ran up the fence line when we loked at the house once.

    The cats will stay in for a week or 2, then as always they will be allowed out during the day, and confined at night.

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