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    Just thinking cate, what about floating a toy in it, burying a treat etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    MY dogs are also outside until sleep time, however I don't have to worry anyway as I went off after someone had posted how great they were and bought 2 and my dogs won't touch them except to drink out of! So can someone post now how to get your dogs to use them?!?
    Our Husky diggs in his sand pit and has a ball. I think they either like it or they don't. We got it to discourage him from digging in the garden or on the lawn and it has worked for us. We had the other half filled with water over the weekend and Diesel went nuts over it. He was digging in the water and then he would plonk himself straight on his belly in the water. Then do it all again very funny to watch. I have no idea where he was digging to China perhaps??? lol

    Perhaps try burying treats in it? We did that to encourage him initially and then we would praise him for it.
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    My pup only walks around in his pool so it's only his feet that get wet. I just put an old towel near the door.
    My kids use their half of the clam shell often as well so I'm getting used to the wet footprints through the lounge/dining area. It's all tiled though so it's easy for me to clean up

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    If Tay goes in her pool she just has to stay outside to dry off, then she can come inside. But then she's not a big hairy Newfie

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    I will try the treats and see if that works as it is REALLY irritating when the dog is digging a hole in the dirt NEXT to the sand pit LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    I will try the treats and see if that works as it is REALLY irritating when the dog is digging a hole in the dirt NEXT to the sand pit LOL!
    Lol My Mal is digging in our grass at the moment. Just got to catch her doing it to try and correct the behaviour!!!!

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    What is this "correct the behaviour" that you speak of? I do not know this technique!

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    I'm still trying to figure that out!!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Well obviously I'm not going to be able to leave a pool out there for my new Wolfgang or Inca all the time. I'm one of those owners who likes their dog to come in and out as we do. And I can't see myself stopping what I'm doing to dry a great big Newfie off every hour or as they see fit.
    I guess I'll just fill it up at regular intervals for the dog to use, then empty when he/she is finished in it.
    Hi DA,

    I had a half shell for my boy last summer, but he has most certainly outgrown it by now (He is 21 months)! The problem with the newfs is that their coats are almost like velcro where they seem to attract all leaves, dirt, twigs sticks in your yard! I found that as soon as George got in, the whole thing would turn brown (yuck!)

    I'm going to try and avoid having one this summer as it is just not practical. With his full coat, it takes 8 towels and 1 hour of blowdrying to go from sopping wet to damp. I too like him to be able to walk inside/outside as he pleases, so no giant wet newfie for me

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