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.