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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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One foot IN the water bowl when drinking?

So my newest guy always puts one foot IN his water bowl when he drinks.

Why?

Anyone else's dog do that?

It's as though he thinks he needs to hold it down.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 01:16 AM
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Rocky does it.

Cash did it with both feet.

I think it feels good on their paws.

I tought my guys to only do it in the outdoor water bowl, not the one in the kitchen.


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Harley either has his foot in the water dish or drops his ball in it. When he takes that last gulp he doesn't close his mouth before he walks away. He's a slob.

I bought one of those black plastic mats for boots and put the water dish on that. It has a 1" lip all around the edge. Helps to keep the water off the floor.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 10:08 AM
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Tessa did it too..until we go her bowels off the floor. It's one of the things I miss that made her, her.
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Banshee does this with her food dish. I guess to hold it still. Maybe it's a habit? He might have started that while tied out with previous owner. Who knows if he was attempting to get the last drops from his dish at times!



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Raina used to put her foot in the dish when she was a puppy. She often overturned the water cooler that I took to class outside to lay in the cool water. She also would put both feet in the water and do a digging motion to splash the water everywhere. Needless to say, we no longer have a water dish inside. She has a drinking fountain outside and water dishes in two places in the shade in a dish holder. For splashing fun I got her a kid's wading pool. She loves it.

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..until we go her bowels off the floor..
I sure hope you got her bowels off the floor. That must have stunk!

Haha just kidding. =P
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After a session of exercise, my dog puts his feet in the water bowl too. Then after the water all turns brown from the dirt on his paws, he will start drinking it. Currently, I am trying to break this weird habit of his.
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to flavor the water??? I guess its a GSD thing except my chihuahua put her whole body in it in the summer.
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My youngster things she should have a finger bowl, too. If she wants more food, she'll flip the empty food bowl around as well. She's outgrown the "dig in the water bowl" thing.

Maybe it assures them that we won't be taking the water bowl away just yet? I dunno why they do it but it is amusing. (Maybe they do it because it amuses us??)
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