Nicki - I let her out in the garden sometimes when i let the cats out there.. she likes playing out there with her ball. The most she has been left in the house alone so far is near 2 hours. Yeah the vet recommended taking her out to socialize her with lots of people/cars/dogs i carried her outside yesterday for abit and i'm taking her up to my mums house on Saturday as she owns a dog. Maybe I should make her sleep in crate during the day with door open? unsure if that works.