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the xpen is set up in the kitchen and i have ceramic tile floors. after he pees, I open up the xpen so that he has full freedom to the kitchen and me. the kitchen is gated off from the rest of the house. during that time he has access to his litter pan and he most often goes to it. he's been home for 6 days now. he had one accident free day and each of the other days he had one accident which usually happened when the xpen was opened up to the kitchen for more than a half hour. of course he pees very often so once a day accident is very good. on two of the days he had two accidents. again when the xpen was opened to the full kitchen for more than 1/2 an hour.
so it seems that he can handle 1/2 hour of full freedom but too long may cause him to have an accident.
I'm in the kitchen most of the time anyway. in the evenings we've been hanging out watching tv in the living room together on the big chair. he usually sits on my lap. at bedtime, he's in my bedroom in his crate and does just fine.
up until today, if I needed to do some work, I'd do it in the kitchen so that we'd be together. but today Cooper has been crying even if I'm in the kitchen at the table.
so...just not sure what to do. Pam has said that Cooper should be 100% litter pan trained before starting with outside. So we're working on that but it requires he be in the smaller xpen area which is 2 feet by 4 feet off and on throughout the day.
so...I hope I've clarified the situation. what do you think? I 'd love to spend all my time with him but then he won't be able to be alone in his xpen and that's not good either.