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07-10-2014 08:06 PM
car2ner I found my pup gets too hyper with the hose so now we have a small kiddie pool. We use that to rinse his off a bit after he plays in the brackish water of the bay.

To just cool off we sometimes use a watering can. I can dribble the water out slowly or fast depending on his behavior. It is much easier to dial down if he gets over excited.
07-10-2014 07:56 PM
Tratkins Glad to hear he likes his kiddie pool! Our 8 month old LOVES the hose, the sprinkler, getting shot in the face with the super soaker water gun from our pool. His absolute favorite is to run through the sprinklers in the morning and afternoon when our community greenbelt is being watered with the HUGE sprinklers (there are usually about 6 sprinklers going off at a time). He likes to race our kids through them all (he always wins!). He hasn't attacked the heads though.

Good way to tire them out and he loves the water! The only problem I have is settling him down for an actual bath without him trying to play.
07-10-2014 06:55 PM
GSDMark Thank you everyone for your advice and experiences. I also bought a kiddie pool and he runs in and out of it with his Kong. Keeps him cool and tires him out! Now I have to keep garden hoses out of his reach. Left him alone in the yard for fifteen minutes with the water shut off and he ripped the hose into ten pieces! Living and learning!
07-10-2014 05:19 PM
McCoy This has been the most difficult behavior for me to train out of mine.
Its very hard for him to "leave it" but he's learning.
Train it out of him just as you would any other unwanted behavior.
07-02-2014 06:38 PM
GriffinGSD A shot from this past weekend. He absolutely loves the water.
07-02-2014 05:58 PM
LookingForTheLight My eleven month old has been doing that since she was 10 weeks old! She bites the water, and barks at it, and jumps around it, and just has a blast. She also "destroys" the sprinklers when they turn off which basically is just her freaking out cause somehow the water is magically gone and she is wondering where it is. I don't think it something to worry about. I think your grand kids should be fine to play outside with him, I sure love running around the sprinklers with my girl as she finds it very entertaining! Good luck to yah!
07-02-2014 05:39 PM
counter Nara does it too. She doesn't destroy anything, other than the water that is! Ha.

07-02-2014 01:43 PM
Shade Jazzy tolerates baths and swimming but she doesn't find spraying water fun

Delgado on the other hand loves it, though I keep sessions short and if he's getting too frustrated or hyper I call it quits and redirect.
07-02-2014 01:39 PM
A girl and her dog I just ran across this thread while searching for play related things. I brought home a plastic pool for my dogs the other day and when I started filling it, Nonny went nuts over the hose and water. Mostly wherever the hose water was striking is what he went for, and the stream. He loved it!

He goes after anything that sprays. It's sort of a game around here; okay, not a good game and one we really shouldn't play. I'll say "Gonna spray it" and he goes bonkers and bites at whatever I'm holding as a sprayer. Could be a water bottle, the remote, whatever he thinks I'm about to spray with. I have trouble applying even body spray. He protects whoever is being sprayed, even if it's me spraying myself.
06-17-2014 11:44 AM
DJMac My 5 month old GSD is actually terrified of water hoses and bathtubs. When I use the water hose at any point, whether it is to wash my car or to spray her, she runs as far away as possible. Please help?
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