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01-10-2014 06:42 PM
Originally Posted by Saphire View Post
My dog did this. I used "stop" and would pick the bowl up for a second then put bck down and repeat if needed. He no longer digs in his bowl but he does take one last mouthful to trail around the house.
Well if he can't splash in it lol

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01-10-2014 06:42 PM
halo2013 I had to screw halos dishes down. It never failed everytime I filled them she launched water or food all over the place. Just so the dish was empty.

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01-10-2014 06:39 PM
Redberry My dog used to do the same thing quite a lot, it is as funny as it is frustrating.. She stopped on her own couple months ago (she's almost 7now), now only does it when the water is running low or when bowl is empty we have raised feeders but that didn't stop her, bowl stayed in place though, just not the water.. maybe ur puppy will grow out if it as well

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01-10-2014 07:47 AM
ubctress We do keep water outside but it's also the middle of winter so it freezes pretty quickly. I'll have to try a wall mount one as long as it's low.
Funny enough she only does it in the evenings - doesn't matter how well tired or well behaved she is before and after. It's like she has a secret mission to discover what's in the water bowl at 6 pm every night. I do take it away and offer her water throughout the evening but it would be nice to have a backup plan for when I'm out

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01-10-2014 03:41 AM
OriginalWacky I wound up taking a flat-back bucket (as in what you'd use for horses) and installing a hook in the wall to keep the water from getting spilled all over. I still got the water they drooled every which place in the house, but at least I wasn't winding up with a gallon of water dumped at inopportune times. A nice bonus for me was that I could have a couple buckets, so I always had a clean one handy, and could just swap them out rather than need to scrub one while they were dancing around waiting for water. Silly dogs.

Your dumbbell idea sounds like a good one, as I can't think of much else without involving a whole lot of work or money, haha.
01-10-2014 12:50 AM
trcy My dog used to do that a lot. He is getting better. The water has a jug on top that holds 2 to 3 gallons and he would dig it all out and then start trying to carry the thing around. It made quite a mess.

He also will hold water in his mouth and then walk away and let it spill out.

I don't know of any product that will stop it.
01-10-2014 12:30 AM
selzer Generally water is left outside only. GSDs are such slobs when it comes to drinking. If they aren't picking up half a gallon and dumping it all over, they play with their toys in the water, or they paddle it out. So I use bucket holders outside for horses. or I clip smaller buckets onto the fencing.
01-10-2014 12:05 AM
Cheyanna We got the raised feeders. Fiona just figured out how to get her paws up there, over a year later.

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01-09-2014 11:33 PM
Saphire My dog did this. I used "stop" and would pick the bowl up for a second then put bck down and repeat if needed. He no longer digs in his bowl but he does take one last mouthful to trail around the house.
01-09-2014 11:24 PM
Water bowl digging

Does anyone have a product or makeshift device that will keep the water bowl in place? Sam has always dug in her water bowl - I have no idea why. She doesn't look like she's playing more like she's intently digging for something. We do have a huge waterproof mat but she slides it around and gets it all the ways across the kitchen. I'm tempted to just out two 50 lb dumb bells on the sides!

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