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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-01-2010, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok this is a weird one

How do I stop Foster Puppy from filling his mouth with water every time he takes a drink and then walking all over the house, dribbling water all over the place from his full mouth? He puts his whole nose in the dish, blows out through his nose, fills his mouth with water, and then walks around, dribbling. It was funny the first ten or fifteen times he did it. Now I'm tired of cleaning up water.

If I correct him, I'm afraid he'll think I don't want him drinking water.

If I get a smaller water dish, he carries it (full of water) over to his bed. If I just put a little bit of water in the bottom of the big dish, I'm refilling water 90 bazillion times a day.

Not a big problem in the grand scheme of things, but kind of an annoying one.


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I had a horse once, who when tied in a stall (at a show) all tacked up, would fill his mouth with water, turn and let it loose all on this saddle. He needed water between classes, so tieing him away from the bucket wasn't an option. I just placed a ball in the water so he'd play with the ball, still getting a drink, but not dribble on his tack.

I wonder if putting something in the middle of the dish, so it's difficult to reach his entire nose in the water would help.
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What about one of those water bottle bowls. Ya know the ones that have like a soda bottle to refill the bowl ! Think that would help ?


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I had a horse once, who when tied in a stall (at a show) all tacked up, would fill his mouth with water, turn and let it loose all on this saddle.
Oh wow, I wonder if he was doing that so you wouldn't ride him? If so that's pretty clever of your horse!
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Oh wow, I wonder if he was doing that so you wouldn't ride him? If so that's pretty clever of your horse!
He loved baths - he knew that after a ride he got a bath or rinse. He also loved the attention he got when you had to go back in and clean up your tack. He was a really special horse.
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When you figure it out let me know. Jax does the same thing. It's like she's worried she'll miss something so she'll grab a mouthful and run across the house spilling it everywhere. She's not as bad as she was when she was your foster's age though.

We just followed behind her with a towel.
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Riley does it too... I just ordered a couple waterhog mats to try and contain the worst of the mess.

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I just placed a ball in the water so he'd play with the ball, still getting a drink, but not dribble on his tack.
here is what would happen with Jax....

oh look! there is a ball in my water! I wonder if I hit it with my paw if it will come out? SPLASH!

Nope..that didn't work. Oh, I'll just pick it up and run thru the house with water trailing off my ball!

Isn't this fun? Mom makes great games for me!
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Puppies love playing in water and all you can do is put down towels around the water bowl, make sure it can't tip over, and wait for him to grow out of it.

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You have to get a "crazy straw" they love to see the water go through all the loops! OK I'm kidding.........LOL I feel your pain though.
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