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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Help! Water Water Water!

I have had dogs my entire life and I have never run into an issue like this. I have an 11 wk old puppy. A few weeks ago while at my brothers house, he jumped into the pool after the other dogs. It didn't bother him in the least and went in a few more times.

Since that day, he has become obsessed with water. He started with standing in the water dish, then pawing it, then literally pawing it until it was empty. Water everywhere. I started putting a shallow amount of water the bowl, still it ended up all over the place. He dumps the water and then lays in it and rolls around. I stood there while he drank and corrected him but I can't stand there all day, and I have 3 other dogs.

Yesterday he got into the toilet bowl and literally emptied it into the bathroom, hall and kitchen.

I am thinking of getting a small breed self waterer that his paws will be too big to really get into but at the same time provide water for the rest.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 11:51 AM
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My puppy has done this since I got her. We have some what controlled it by just catching her in the act and telling her no. The other thing she does that drives me nuts is she drinks like a slob. She'll go and drink and half of it coming running out of her mouth back on the floor but I don't know what to do about that.
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My puppy does the same thing. He was swimming in the pool today and pawed all the water out of the water bowl, then pulled the bowl around the kitchen. He is a water dog.


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Mine does the same thing. She loves water. I just tried to catch her in the act and then tell her no! Eventually she stopped doing it in the house but she still will do it outside and at the dog park.


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They eventually get the idea that its not okay to do in the house. Unfortunately, outside is fair game. Dax tries to drag me to the water any time we're near the bay. He loves swimming.

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Tess is a sloppy mess, I use a little water and ice cubes...they slow the messiness down a little..
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OMG where has my water gone!!



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