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When do I know my cat will be ok to roam alone?

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Question by T-Boz: When do I know my cat will be ok to roam alone?
I am a teacher and work everyday. Some days I’m home by 3…other days I work a second job and don’t get home for good until around 6. I just got my kitten and he’s 2 months old. I have been leaving him in my bedroom during the day while I’m gone with all his toys, litter box, food and water. I let him out when I get home to roam around and explore (and so I can “train” him not to scratch my furniture).
Whenever he starts to scratch something I don’t want him to scratch I tell him NO and take him to the scratching post (if I can catch him)…he usually listens and if not I show him the spray bottle of water and that will work. When will I know it is safe for my kitty and my furniture to leave him to roam around my apartment when I’m not here??? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Elaine M
He’s ok to be confined to one room while you’re not there, they do sleep most of the day anyway, but you can leave a radio playing softly or a seat by the window if he needs to look out for mental stimulation.

Once YOU trust him out of the room for extended periods when you’re home, that’s when you can leave him out all day in the home.

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Will my new Yorkie puppy be ok left home alone while I am at work for four hours at a time?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Question by Annalisa R: Will my new Yorkie puppy be ok left home alone while I am at work for four hours at a time?
I bring home my baby Yorkie in three weeks. While she’s still potty training I plan to keep her in my bathroom with a baby gate up instead of closing the door. Her crate will be on the floor with it’s door open, and I will have piddle pads for her to use in the corner. I will be leaving a radio on for her to try and keep her from feeling too lonely, and toys for her to play with. I work 9-5, but everyday at lunch time I will come home and spend time with her. When I’m home with her I will be using the “Crate Training” method to potty train, but while at work she will use piddle pads, and I will take the piddle pads outside to the same place where I take her to go potty, so that she will understand that’s where she should go. I will not punish her for accidents and I will praise her when she potties outside. She is a good eater and hasn’t had any problems with low sugar. I decided to get her when my brother worked out of our home but now he’s moving out. Any advice would be appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by mmcrobinson
She will be fine with the 4 hours at a time stretch..

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