if dolce is completely potty trained and housebroken and is 15 months do i continue to leave him in the kitchen with the baby gate or can i leave him run of the house when we r not home ?
I would see how he does Liza. Try it for a few hours and if he does good then leave him out the whole time you are not home. I have always gated B&E in the kitchen. Just recently I gave them the kitchen and the family room. The only reason I don't give them free range of the entire house is god forbid there was a fire I would want them to be easily located in the house. I always worry that they would run and hide somewhere.
But give it a shot Liza. Just don't leave anything laying around that he could choke on. If he doesn't do well then back to the kitchen he goes
Both of us are hard at work I see LOL! TGIF!tammy we were typing at the same time lol .. i feel the same way like u , i just think i would feel better if i knew were he was , ( not that my apt is that big but still lol )
Both of us are hard at work I see LOL! TGIF!
Apartment or house, doens't matter. Our babies are so small they could pretty much hide anywhere. But yes good idea to close all the bedroom doors. At least that limits where Dolce can hide. I"m glad he can be trusted though! That's a good feeling just to know he can be left to be the king of the house! :aktion033:
Amanda, we have the same situation over here...the upstairs is for the cat only! We had Isaiah for twelve years before I adopted Bailey. Isaiah's never been around dogs and is kind of timid so I knew he may be stressed by a puppy. I have NEVER let them interact...I am always holding Bailey when he is upstairs and Isaiah is around. I wanted to minimize the stress on Isaiah as much as possible when we got Bailey....so he has the run of the house while Bailey is always supervised where ever he is.Nelson is pretty much house broken too, but we do leave his wee-wee pad down and sometimes if we are busy or not paying attention he will go on that. And HAS had an accident once or twice where he went where he shouldn't when his pad was in the washer. So he is good about going out, he would rather go out...but also goes on the pad if all else fails haha, as long as its there!
And when we got out he is still locked in the kitchen. Our other, Andy had free run of the house (well downtairs, upstairs was for the cat) after he was 1. However, Nelson tends to be a rug chewer and also a cat chaser...still.
So he is still locked up at over 1. And I dunno if he can ever be trusted alone with the cat. My other cat with Andy, they got along. But Nelson is a bully to Spencer, and Spencer is very non-confrontational and doens't defend himself or run away really, and they need broken up from time to time...so he can never be trusted alone here with him. So he is for now and maybe always baby gated in the kitchen when we go out.
So I guess it really depends on each individual dog, and the circumstances.
Haha, that's how I feel. I would be worried all day, "what's Dora trying to get to now? What did she chew up that I haven't noticed yet? Did she find a secret spot to pee that I haven't found?" She is too mischevious to leave alone!tammy my boss gave me some papers to file and look at what im doing .. lmao. anyway im off to file but yes , u should have seen be on all fours checking to see if he did or chewed anything but he everything was normal n he seemed ok , but i think for my sanity i rather keep him in the kitchen lol .