Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 15
Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

My new GSD likes to splash ALL the water out of her water bowl!
I've thought about putting the bowl up on a stand, but that won't work b/c our other dog has short legs & wouldn't be able to reach it.
We can't come home from work to refill the water bowl every 2-3 hours.
Any suggestions on how to stop/curtail this behavior?

Mom to:
Bella 2 y/o GSD
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Guinness 5 y/o Bearded Collie
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Henry 12 y/o Siamese
Dot 7 y/o Tuxedo Cat
StSteele is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 06:55 PM
Elite Member
 
bmass01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 1,067
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

Crate her when you are gone.
Do not leave the water down while you are gone.

Those would be my only 2 suggestions.

I have found that wherever I go, the stupidest drivers in the world have followed me there!

Mom to:
Dallas 01/15/05
Dakota 10/26/08 - CGC, RN
bmass01 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 07:00 PM
Knighted Member
 
mspiker03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NorCal
Posts: 3,260
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

Leyna used to do this. We put a washing machine (plastic) pan underneath their water bowl until she grew out of that phase. It helped keep the mess down to a minimum.

Paisley and TJ
Leyna and Levi, RIP
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mspiker03 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 15
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

We keep our dogs outside while we're gone during the day, so crating is not an option.
I'll try putting a larger pan under the water bowl.
If anyone can think of anything else, please let me know!
Thanks!

Mom to:
Bella 2 y/o GSD
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Guinness 5 y/o Bearded Collie
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Henry 12 y/o Siamese
Dot 7 y/o Tuxedo Cat
StSteele is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 08:21 PM
Master Member
 
sgtmom52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 659
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

There are several threads on this forum on this subject. Here is one ~
https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/ubb...rue#Post1141913

There are some people who use horse buckets that they strap to a sturdy surface to prevent spilling.

Julie

Time spent with your dog is never wasted!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
GSD

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
GSD
Copper - Beagle
sgtmom52 is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 08:52 PM
Knighted Member
 
mspiker03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NorCal
Posts: 3,260
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

Oops, I was thinking this was for the inside. (it is Monday, brain is dead).

We used a horse bucket outside.

Paisley and TJ
Leyna and Levi, RIP
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mspiker03 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 09:01 PM
Member
 
PipiK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Hilltowns, Western MA
Posts: 137
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

We got one of those Le Bistro pet waterers and put it in the bottom half of a disassembled unused plastic doggy crate. Kind of hard to describe, but basically the whole contraption looks like a water cooler stuck in the bottom of a big square rowboat except that there's a "door" in one side. But the lip is tall enough to keep the water inside if they do end up splashing it around. It gets a little muddy/dirty because they actually have to stand inside the crate to get to the water thingy but it's been working great for three months. I just run a towel around on the "floor" of the thing to clean it.


Sarge *Rescue dog* 11/14/96 - 11/14/08
Samantha - 7/9/95 - 3/10/09
Amy *Rescue dog* - 4/1/96 - 6/2/09

****Rest Well, My Sweeties****


Lucy & Nikki - *Rescue dogs* Born 6/11/08

Adopted us: 3/31/09
PipiK is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 07:29 PM
Junior Member
 
Rafi's Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 40
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

Elite K9 and others sell tip-proof bowls, used by psd's. They're great. We've used ours for Rafi's full 21/2 years since he began splashing and knocking his over.
Rafi's Dad is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 09:25 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 24
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

My GSD did it both indoors and outside for the first week or so after I picked her up. Now she only does it occasionally outside. On the inside I use a 5 gal water bottle that self fills the bowl with a towel underneath. When she would paw at the water I would redirect her to something else. When she drank without splashing I would give her a piece of chicken. Worked out well.

Outside I have a self waterer hooked to the faucet that automatically tops off. It was 109 degrees here today so she can splash outside all that she wants although she rarely goes outside when it is over 90 degrees.

I use a dog door so the dogs come and go, in and out whenever they please. I really feel for the people who have to keep their dogs outside for part of the day.
norske is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 11:32 PM
Master Member
 
DianaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Posts: 572
Re: Water Splashing & emptying the water bowl

We used to put it under a chair so she could not paw at it. The other thing that worked was a travel bowl that had a lid. If she put her paw in it, it wouldn't work, and if she tipped it, it wouldn't fall out either. She eventually outgrew it (12 months or so)... good luck!

Diana - owned by Siena Rose (Oct 29, 2006)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DianaB is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What size food bowl/water bowl? GSDreamer General Puppy Stuff 5 02-14-2014 03:19 AM
Water bowl splashing..? Cinnacake General Puppy Stuff 5 07-21-2013 10:40 AM
Messy drinker - splashing water bowl RadiantLux General Information 25 04-08-2013 04:44 AM
Not fully emptying bladder Jax08 Health Issues 3 04-05-2013 10:22 PM
Splashing their water out....Ugh! mosul210 Puppy Behavior 6 07-27-2012 02:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome