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    Default Using Water Bowl As a Toy.

    So its a bloody hot day, its just as hot inside as it is outside...... Anyway my dog is out side and because of the heat I have been making sure that the dog has plenty of water. However I think filling up her water bowl every 10 minutes is getting a tad riduculas. Every time I fill her dog bowl she plays with it dragging it around the yard and splashing her feet in it. I have 3 water bowls outside spread round the yard so that there is one nearby for her. Im using buckuts but she still manages to knock them over. Any tips on how to get her to just drink the water?
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    Weigh down the buckets. Use a couple of rocks, or a brick, make sure they're fully submerged or she'll play with them too. You could (next time) buy her a clam shell pool to wade in.

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    I have shih tzu who constantly sits in water dishes.
    I have made him his own tub to play & sit in.
    Works pretty good & he stay out of the drinking water mostly these days.
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    or get a large plastic kiddie pool to play in/with...the shell ones are really cheap. the other side can be used as a sandpit. Which the dogs love
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    or get a large plastic kiddie pool to play in/with...the shell ones are really cheap. the other side can be used as a sandpit. Which the dogs love
    Agreed. I've been meaning to get one of these for Suzie (bit hard though as I don't drive) but thankfully it hasn't been too hot here. I think dogs step in their water bowl to cool down their paws as they help regulate their heat (along with their tongue). If you have a big dog, it's probably also a good idea to use a rectangular bucket (like a mop bucket) rather than a bowl because of how much water they drink, that way you won't have to fill it up as much.

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    Took her down to the river for a swim and every time up until today she has hated it but she was happy staying in the river swimming around and then just standing in the cold water. Think a shell pool thing will deff be the trick since she has found this new love for water.
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    Yep most definately go the clam shells.
    I can't remember now if it was Kmart or Target that had them on special the other day , $24.99 for the double sided ones.
    And our local $2 shop ( Go Lo have the single sided ones for $17.
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