Usually my dogs are the sloppiest water drinkers. They will leave puddles of water 5 feet from the water bowl. 3 days ago I bought a 3 gallon water bowl, one of those water feeders that the water comes out when the water level gets low. Well they are not too fond of it because of the bubbles that come up when they drink because the water level gets low. They watch it while they drink and they drink REALLY REALLY slow and don't leave water puddles everywhere now! I think my oldest Apollo may even actually like the bubbles. He will drink and watch, scoot away when the bubbles come up and then go back to the water and keep watching it. It's really cute.