Regulating water for your puppy..
Question about water for a non-potty trained pup. As of now I am trying to potty train my little girl. She LOVES water (if it's from the outside bowl) and if she starts drinking, she won't stop. So I usually will pick it up after a few gulps. then next time we go out or in a few hours I'll put it down and she will drink some more gulps and I'll pick it up. During the week she is kenneled all day because I work. A friend/neighbor of mine comes over every few hours during the day to let her out and got potty, she will play with her and Titan and she will provide water. When I get home I will take her out for potty and play a little, giving her access to her water, then we go inside. Inside she has her own water dish. I rarely pick it up and restrict that one because she doesn't seem to like drinking from it anyways. It's always fresh so I'm not sure the problem. When we are outside she will act like she NEVER drinks water.. lapping up all the wet spots that are left when I pick it up if it spills. I will direct her to her bowl inside and she wont drink any.. just look at it.. which she didn't used to do when I first got her.
I guess the question I'm asking is how should i "restrict" her water intake or should I not. If I do restrict, how should I make sure she is getting the right amount? She is also eating raw which I know has a lot of moisture.. if that means anything.
Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010