Maui, Cali and I live in a bi-level house. The dogs and I are upstairs99.9% of the time. If the dogs go downstairs it's very rare and only for abrief time. Cali used to try to go down there when she was still housebreaking so I'd tell her no. Now they don't even try to go down there, even though its not really off limits. Anyway, I am moving to the bedroom downstairs so I can be up later at night (doing grad school work) without bothering my parents. Also, I can claim the family room which gives the dogs more room to run around when they need to be confined (to the whole downstairs instead of just to the bedroom like they are now when I am doing school work or on the computer).

I have been cleaning and getting things moved around and ready to be painted so I've been down there more often lately. Cali refuses to come down and when I call her, she obliges but goes back upstairs as soon as I allow. I should be moved in down there in a few days and wonder how Maui and Cali are going to take in the whole situation. It should be interesting. Our current bedroom is going to be an exercise room/office/guest room/toy room. Hopefully there brains won't be too much out of whack when all is said and done.
Cali refuses to come down and when I call her, she obliges but goes back upstairs as soon as I ... down there in a few days and wonder how Maui and Cali are going to take in the whole situation.

My experience has been that dogs typically adapt pretty quickly to new situations they might not have been comfortable with at first. Feeding in the new place is a shortcut.

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Cali refuses to come down and when I call her, ... and Cali are going to take in the whole situation.

My experience has been that dogs typically adapt pretty quickly to new situations they might not have been comfortable with at first. Feeding in the new place is a shortcut.

sounds good. the dogs eat in my bedroom so that is where they will be getting a change and eating in the new bedroom. hopefully this will help.
I should be moved in down there in a few days and wonder how Maui and Cali are going to ... exercise room/office/guest room/toy room. Hopefully there brains won't be too much out of whack when all is said and done.

My daughters switched bedrooms recently. For a while, Faith would hang out in the wrong room waiting for Anna a lot of the time, but that didn't last long. They know where they belong now and where they are most likely to find their people. Your dogs will figure it all out and get used to it too.

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I should be moved in down there in a few ... much out of whack when all is said and done.

My daughters switched bedrooms recently. For a while, Faith would hang out in the wrong room waiting for Anna a ... are most likely to find their people. Your dogs will figure it all out and get used to it too.

I've been sleeping downstairs about a week and the dogs are adjusting well. The first 2 days was really confusing for them but now its better. Maui still tries to go to the old room but Cali knows her place.