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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Water Bowl Slobbery Mess

Has anyone managed to train their dog to stand still over the water bowl for 20 seconds after they have finished drinking so that they don't leave a slobbery trail as they walk away?

Kaiser has a small bowl of water in the bathroom, he drinks out of it fine, does make a mess... but when he is finished he seems to fill his mouth with water to then dribble it all over the floor when he walks away... very annoying! And dangerous as the floor is now slippy.

I was wondering if I could train him just to stand there for a little while after drinking so that he dribbles onto the mat I have put down... it would be something he would need to know how to do on his own without an instruction as I am not always there.

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 11:27 PM
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Good luck. I've found that strong ankles and groin muscles prevent slipping on wet floors.

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Might have better luck teaching him to wipe his muzzle on a towel or something.
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Might have better luck teaching him to wipe his muzzle on a towel or something.


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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 12:31 AM
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Have you tried just calmly explaining the problem to him? That, or maybe move the water bowl somewhere else LOL!

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Have you tried just calmly explaining the problem to him? That, or maybe move the water bowl somewhere else LOL!
Its either tiles or wooden floors so I'll stick with the tiles

I'll make him sit down and I'll have a good talk to him about it and see if he'll start trying to do better
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We had a dog I swear would fill her mouth with water when she was finished and just let it slop all over the floor. I feel for you.
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 02:36 AM
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Mine is doing exactly the same.

At least I know, that she is getting hydrated enought, since there is wet trail through living room 3 times a day.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 05:39 AM
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I've never had a messy drinker before. Now I do, and I'm in the same boat as you. I have tile, and I've almost broken my neck a few times...lol.
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The best is when you're sitting there reading or watching a television show. And the dog comes over and rests their head on your leg after drinking.

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