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Bailey (11 weeks old) found a new activity to make a mess, but she seemed to be having fun.

She would go to her water dish and put her front paws in it splashing the water all out. The first couple splashes I thought were an accident. I cleaned up the mess and put just a little water in the bowl this time. She returned and did the same thing.

So, I cleaned up the mess and took her water away. This time I waited 30 minutes. Put her water bowl down and after she took a drink she started playing in it again. Soooo, her water is up for the night.

I hate to take her water up, but what should I do?
 

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welcome to water dogs - lab = water retriver, poodle = water retriever.

wait until they start to drop something in their bowl to retrieve it out!!


ok I know this isnt helpful but my dogs actually dont do this but I have seen it in others and I think its cute (because I dont have to clean it :))

surely someone here will have an idea...

or perhaps use the search function above, it probably has already been a post!
 

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Bella has been addicted to water since birth

She always digs in her water bowl and always demand we turn the garden tap on so she can play with the water coming out of it :roll:

Few months back we found a large plastic shell shaped paddling pool on a skip in our road, Bella loves it and it helps keep her cool in the summer :D She plays for hours in it outside no matter what the weather!

Tis a doodle thing me thinks, she's been a hopeless case since I taught her to swim on holiday as a puppy 8)
 

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Lizzie dunks her head in the inside water dish. When she thinks its not deep enough she turns her head sideways to get her head wetter.

Outside, she's taught her cousin & friend dogs the joy of standing on all fours in her really deep water bucket. It's hilarious but irritating. This summer I though she did it because shes hot, but shes still doing in in winter! Seems she just likes to stand in the water bucket. LOL Really interesting since she has a pool.

She just love water in all its forms & we're learning to live with it. Good luck.

LizziesMom
 

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ploaying in water dish

I have a bigger problem--as in lake. We've been in Florida for 2 months now. Mosey and Buddy have been great about not going in the water all that time. We live on a lake with a canal running along side of the house. The rest of the yard is fenced. They love to run and the yard is huge. Two days ago, Mosey jumped in the lake twice and twice yesterday. I've been taking her out on the leash ever since. You see, we have big bad alligators in this lake. Scares me do death. I've taken her to the edge on the leash and told her no several times--she gives me that smart doodle look like she knows what I'm saying. Right.

Any suggestions on how to train her to stay away from the water(other than a huge fence which defeats the idea of a view! I know it's a natural thing for them to want to be in the water--but we just can't have it!!
 
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I'd put up an invisible fence, that way they won't cross the boundary into the lake.

Now to the playing in the water bowl....Boyd did this so much that we had to get a bowl to attach to the side of his crate, it's small enough that he can't put both paws in it and it's working.

It's funny b/c when we go back to the big bowl (when he's outside or at my parent's cabin) he reverts right back to playing in the bowl....
 

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I use a huge stainless steel mixing bowl for Fred's water dish--if we use a plastic bowl, or any type of medium sized bowl--he will pick it up and spill it. We tried quite a few different bowls until we found one he didn't pick up or knock over. Of course he still leaves a trail of water that drips off his beard...
 

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gosh, i feel left out :oops: as Max only played with his water dish for a week. Once I bought the huge one I have he stopped :shock:

When Max's water gets too low HE lets Us all know about it!!! :roll:

If my teenagers don't lock the bathroom door, Max hops into the shower with them. they dont see the humor in it like i do hahhahhaa
And when I take a bath, he sits and cries since I will NOT let him take one with me
 

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We got one of those that have the water & food dish in a container. You know, the bowls are stainless and the "container" is something that has the round holes to put the bowls into. Cinnamon would take her water bowl on a walk throughout the house, leaving a trail of water going through the house. Not fun in stocking feet! :shock: She can't pick up the dishes out of the "container". Still get water on the floor ('Doodle dribble) but it's a lot better!
 

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Invisible Fence...

We also live on a small Florida Lake (I call it a pond). I think the solution would be to put the training collars on the Alligators.

Chewbacca, Jim & Honey
 
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