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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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dipping paws in water bowls

does anyone have the same problem with their dog digging water out of there water bowl and making a mess with water all over the floor? why do they do this and how can it be stopped? my gran keeps going mad!
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Luckily, my monsters only do this outside, so I guess I've said "No!" inside often enough for it to sink in.


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Halo dips his front paws in his water before he drinks, yuck!
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ava does the same thing and i cant figure out why.the fist couple times i thought she was doing it to tell me she needed water but i gave her water and then she made a huge mess. she does the same thing in her kiddy pool. if any one knows why i would love to know
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My Ava does this ALL the time. I don;t know why. It's gotten to the point where I only put the water dish down when the dogs look at in on the counter and bark. Then I put it down, let them drink and pick it right back up.

That's the only solution I have found.

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Both Bella and Mia did this as puppies-I put down a towel and the cat didn't like that so she sprayed it w/ urine-they all out grew it eventually!
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Both Bella and Mia did this as puppies-I put down a towel and the cat didn't like that so she sprayed it w/ urine-they all out grew it eventually!
I needed that laugh, although Im sure it wasn't funny for you at the time!! Obviously your cat didn't like the towel . My foster dog does this, although its not really dipping her paws in but rather digging and makes a HUGE mess!!! If anyone figures out how to discourage this please let me know

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Sage did this as a puppy. I stopped filling his water bowl and only putting in a small amount of water (if he drank it all I filled again with only a small amount of water). If he dug in it I told him uh uh (no) and I picked up the water and put it away until his attention was elsewhere. Eventually he grew out of it...well outside water bowls have about a 50/50 chance

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LOL yeah I guess outside waterbowls are fair game

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