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Old 04-25-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default The water bowl is not mini splash pool

at least i wish she would not treat it like one. I think she's lacking in a bit of brain power. Her bowl is empty - she asks me to fill it because she's thirsty and then she goes and spills most of the water by splashing around in the bowl and all sorts of non-sense. And then she looks at me like I'm a bad person because her water bowl is empty again 30 seconds after i filled it.

I would think its pretty obvious if you splash all the water out of your bowl, you arent going to have any to drink.

Any suggestions as to how i get her to not splash 90% of the water in her bowl onto the floor?

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Old 04-25-2007, 10:40 PM   #2
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How tall is she? I say pick the bowl up a bit so she can only get her head in it to drink. They make bowl tables.
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Have you tried using a stand for her dog dishes that would raise the bowl?
http://www.doggonegoodstuff.com/adjustablebowls.html

An automatic dog waterer might work too.

http://www.doggonegoodstuff.com/automaticbowls.html

My big dogs were pretty sloppy so we went with an outside Lixit dog waterer with a galvanized bucket under it to catch the overflow. It provides a constant supply of fresh water.

http://www.lambriarvetsupply.com/i_0...-1-Waterer.php
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I agree elevate her bowels to her height. It makes for better eating n drinking. Tell her NO when she splashes, she has made a game of her water. Take her out and if u have a hose connected outdoors, let her play in the water you turn on in the hose. Gino my 5 yr old male loves to bite the water, just a game till he gets so tired, a good way to tire out a hiper dog.
Let the dish empty for some time then say : Do you want a drink put some in the dish and watch her drink, then remove the rest till she learns to not just play and make a sloopy game of water in her bowel. She found entertainment that is most annoying to us all. lol. She is a good doggie however. Put a tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in it as this is a great tonic for dogs they love it most of them, might make her think twice about splashing it out then.?
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Rudy use to blow bubbles in his water bowl. It was quite funny. He grew out of it.

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Hershey will splash a big bowl, buy not a small one. Try out different bowls to see if it makes a differnece.

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Get a kiddie pool for her for the outside and let her have some fun........
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at least i wish she would not treat it like one. I think she's lacking in a bit of brain power. Her bowl is empty - she asks me to fill it because she's thirsty and then she goes and spills most of the water by splashing around in the bowl and all sorts of non-sense. And then she looks at me like I'm a bad person because her water bowl is empty again 30 seconds after i filled it.

I would think its pretty obvious if you splash all the water out of your bowl, you arent going to have any to drink.

Any suggestions as to how i get her to not splash 90% of the water in her bowl onto the floor?
Try using a feeder lke this. Depending on the height of your dog of course. ..( and maybe a kiddie pool to play in.. lol.. )
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Ozzy outgrew that too. I quit filling his bowl to the top & just put about 1/4" to a 1/2" of water in it & filled it often. That helped for me. Growing out of it took longer than I wanted it to, that's for sure.

The raised bowls are a good idea if appropriate to the size of your pup & will likely make playing in it less of a game.

Kiddie pool was one of Ozzy's favorite things too.
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Rita used to slap the water in her bucket...she thought it was so cool and funny, so I got her a little mini pool to splash around in when the weather was warm, and both dogs liked it.

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