Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA Area
Puppy loves water so much,knocking water bowl over
I have a 5 mos.old GS mix who loves the water.* I have always kept two bowls outside for my 10 yr old mix girl with no problems.* Since we've gotten our new pup, she will step in the water and pick up the bowl and spill them.* She loves to swim and we take her to a creek to swim some and sometimes to a lake in our area.* I even bought her a kids plastic pool that she could play in the yard.* I ended up having to get a big tub to put water in for their drinking water because she keeps knocking the water bowls over.* Last week she got an ear infection (the vet says because of all the water in her ears - says I'll need to clean them each night.* When she got the infection, we picked up her kiddie pool and drained it so she wouldn't get water in her ears while they are healing.* Well guess what, she figured out how to climb in the tub of water (their drinking water) and swim in that.* My concern is its real hot in our New Orleans area right now and we leave them in the yard some parts of the day and inside other parts of the day.* Right now, someone is usually home with them most of the day to check if they have water.* But in a month or so, they will be home by themselves more often and will have to stay outside more.* I am concerned about her draining all the water and then having nothing to drink.* Any ideas.* I never catch her doing it, so I can't correct her.* I guess I need to set up the pool again with water and maybe she'll leave the drinking water alone or drink the pool water. I'm glad she loves water, but whatever kind of bowl I put out for her to drink in (even the one inside, she steps in it to play.
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