Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee
Why does our puppy splash away all it's drinking water?
Our puppy is 5 1/2months old now. We got her at 9 weeks old. She spends her time mostly outdoors in a fenced yard except at night when we bring her in to sleep in her crate. We try to keep her water bowls outside filled up, but she seems to empty them as fast as we can fill them, not by drinking, but by splashing the water out of the bowl with her feet, or knocking the bowl about with her paws, slopping the water onto the ground.
Has anyone experienced this with their puppy? Really I am re-evaluating the intelligence of this dog--it is getting hot outdoors and she needs lots of water, but she doesn't seem to "get" that she is emptying her drinking water with her play.