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    You guys know that I'm moving soon.
    Its a first move with our pets.
    I know what to do with Chewy and Charlie lock them inside of a couple of days and let them for a couple of hours a day.

    I have no idea what to do with Boss.

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    I'd take him for lots of on lead walks in your local area if possible so he knows where his new home is in relation to all the other local smells. And I'd make sure he was really secure at other times.

    We had a German Short Haired Pointer for a while that used to try to travel the 40km back to her previous home at any opportunity she got. Hopefully Boss won't be able to try that one. But he's home on his own a lot he might want to. So try to make sure he gets some extra exercise before you need to go out (weather permitting) so he's more keen on sleeping. And play with him lots, so he doesn't feel tempted to adopt a new home. But given his people have moved with him, he should be pretty happy.

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    Hopefully Boss won't be able to try that one. But he's home on his own a lot he might want to.
    Yeah we are moving to a town that 5 hours away from here. I hope he doesnt try to come back here.

    Thanks Hyacinth.

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    I am guessing that Chewy and Charlie are cats?

    I do not believe in letting cats outside at all, but if you are going to do it, I would not do it for weeks and weeks after you moved, not a few day!

    As for the dog, is the yard fenced? can the dog get out? If the dog can not get out of the yard then there isnt really anything to worry about.

    I have moved 2 dogs and 2 cats to the other side of Oz and back, and they all coped fine, I did nothing different with them.

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    We moved nearly a year ago now and the things I did or rather didn't do was change or wash their bedding, as much as I wanted to have everything nice and fresh for the new house I left it alone.

    I kept the walks rather short for a week or two staying close to home to familiarise them with their surroundings and would drive down the street a bit and wait with windows down to make sure no one was barking or could clear the new fences we'd put in if I went out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrorbull View Post
    I am guessing that Chewy and Charlie are cats?

    I do not believe in letting cats outside at all, but if you are going to do it, I would not do it for weeks and weeks after you moved, not a few day!

    As for the dog, is the yard fenced? can the dog get out? If the dog can not get out of the yard then there isnt really anything to worry about.

    I have moved 2 dogs and 2 cats to the other side of Oz and back, and they all coped fine, I did nothing different with them.
    Yeah Charlie and Chewy are the cat.
    Im sorry but I believe that cats can go outside. Both of them have 3 bells on their collars.

    The house will have a fenced back yard.

    My OH has lived in the house when he was based there before.

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    I just don't understand why people allow their cats to roam. Why do it when cats often get into fights, produce many many unwanted kittens if they're not desexed, can make nice with other people and not come back, and they can get run over, and they often kill wildlife. Cats that live inside definitely live longer.

    Does your dog come inside and have quality time with the family? When we moved (a couple of times since getting Leo), I took him into my room for a couple of days. That way he associated that this was where my room was now. Then he was allowed outside. As for your cats, if they've lived in the house you're in now for a very very long time, odds are they'll try to get back (speaking from experience). Couple of years ago, we moved a good two hours away, that cat had lived in the house for most of his life. My parents let him out about two weeks later (he was an outside cat -.-), and we found him smeared across the road about half a kilometer away a day later. Not a nice thing to find at all
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    I just don't understand why people allow their cats to roam. Why do it when cats often get into fights, produce many many unwanted kittens if they're not desexed, can make nice with other people and not come back, and they can get run over, and they often kill wildlife. Cats that live inside definitely live longer
    For a start Chewy is a male and has been desexed and Charlie will be desexed when we move. She is too young at the moment to be desexed.
    Im sorry but my cats think they are dogs. Chewy comes on walks with us. Yes cats do get into fights, they are only protect their terrority, anyways if Chewy gets into a fight in our yard, Boss is out there straight away to protect Chewy.
    Charlie only goes outside when she wants too. She doesnt stay out there long. She is a inside cat.

    Boss is a inside dog. He is laying at my feet at the moment.

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    What about the fights that aren't in your yard? It is only my opinion (and definitely does not have to be yours), but I think letting cats roam is irresponsible, simply because injuries and deaths and kittens can easily be avoided. That's my opinion only.

    Others may have different ideas, but as I said back there, keeping my dog inside for a while worked very well. We did take him outside to go to the toilet, etc., but I always stood outside with him. A few days later it was outside on his own.

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    What about the fights that aren't in your yard? It is only my opinion (and definitely does not have to be yours), but I think letting cats roam is irresponsible, simply because injuries and deaths and kittens can easily be avoided. That's my opinion only.
    You can have your opinion.. but dont try and tell me that Im iresponsible with my cats.


    Boss is a blue heeler so he never leaves my side unless he goes outside to the toliet.

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