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For the last few months our :angel: Guinness has been driving his water bowl around the kitchen with his nose...spilling the contents everywhere! A trip to PetSmart this weekend and we had found the solution! A 3 Litre self waterer. Surely the jug was heavy enough that he couldn't knock it over now! We were right! Oh joy! No more drinking out of the toilet as there was ample supply in the kitchen now. Today Guinness found a new use for the water dish......swimming! Do you know if you put your paws in the little trough where the water comes out you can fill the entire kitchen and half the hallway with water.....this is so exciting...once all of the water is removed you can then run through it to spread it around!!!! I would have taken pictures but darn...I wasn't home when all the fun happened and my hubby sort of had it cleaned up when I returned. Of course he stuck Guinness in the yard to do the clean up and asked our 9 year old to watch him.....30 seconds tops and he was in the pond. Next time I say I want a dog who loves water I'm going to get someone to hit me upside the head with a two by four. Oh by the way...how do you guys give your pups a drink? Grrrrrrrr!
 

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You get a stainless steel bowl with a rubber base - no sliding and you only put in enough for him to have a few drinks each time. Or, get a raised stand.
 

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Rowdy don't move his bowl around but he slops some. ;D What worries me is he has started to not let me know he needs water, but has been trying to turn on the faucet in the kitchen instead. ::) Does anyone see a disaster waiting to happen here? :eek:
 

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Sorry, that is too funny. I can just imagine. It's bad enough when we get all the drips on the floor from our sloppy drinkers, so a whole 3 litres on the floor must have been awful!

If you can't find a bowl with a non-slip bottom, there are non-slip mats you can buy that you could try a standard stainless steel bowl on instead. Or, better yet, try to train him out of it.

Kira has always been a lady, but Finley got into a habit of "digging" in the water bowl at the park. He gets hot when he runs around so he likes to splash water all over himself for a bit of a cooldown. I must admit I was a bit lax about doing anything about it, since it was only outside at the park and I would just fill the water bowl back up after he'd done it. Plus it was kinda cute. ;D Then one day he dug in the water bowl in the house. Argh, NOOOOO!!! I admonished him sternly every time I caught him from then on, and he now no longer digs (although he does stick his front paws in the bowl at the park and sometimes he will lie down with his paws still in the bowl, which tips the entire bowl of water over himself. It's still an improvement though.)

Yep, those water dogs eh?
 
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While Casey was going through her play-in-the-water stage (the first five years of her life) we used a flat sided bucket that hung on the wall. She tried hard -lol- but she never managed to dump it. Now at six years old she's finally graduated to a regular bowl.
 

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My floor is wet all the time. When its nice out I keep a dish of water on the deck instead of inside when I am home. Axl our lab loves to make a mess in his water, I swear if he fit he would just crawl in it. Hogan our mixed breed on the other hand loves to hit the food dish with her paw to make the food come out and then she eats it, so I have both food and water all over the place all the time.
 

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We have a big crock for water so it is too heavy to move around or tip over. My first lab, Casey, used to drive my crazy doing the same thing with her water bowl until my Mom found this crock. Now my floors stay pretty dry, except for the dribbles.
 

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Raised water dish but Cinnamon is a dribbler so she puts water half way across the kitchen. She was digging in her regular dish so we went to a raised one.
 

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Sorry for totally laughing, but I can so relate. The Abzilla did the same thing to us - used our self waterer as a swimming pool. She grew out of it though - and learned NO pretty quickly.
 

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I can just picture the whole scene! Tal is a dribbler so he leaves a water trail on the floor! Occasionally some kibble will fall onto the floor when I pour it into the bowl...he has only recently started trying to drink from the toilet bowl tho...so now I keep the lid down..;)
 

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Ellie does this too...I've been refilling and cleaning her water bowl several times a day. It is outside, and she sticks her paws in it and gets it all full of dirt. Its annoying, but I still have to laugh. She blows bubbles with her nose and just has a ball!
 

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Sorry, but I haven't laughed like that in a while. I don't have a water problem any more but what I did was buy waterbowls that screw onto the side of their crates. I have them placed in a high position so we don't have the paw in the waterbowl trick.
 

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i have a fenced in yard and Willow is in and out all day. usually I just keep her water outside so there is no mess in the house.
 

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When we are outside I will put the water bowl out and they ignore it until they have emptied all other vessels in the yard and only then will they drink out of it. In the house we have 2 and they use both not only to drink out of but also to wash the floor................now, if only I could get them to dry it...............
 

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I could just visualize everything you described and that happy lab face too!

They do outgrow it, but I have yet to get rid of the mess. I have the water bowl sitting on a water hog matt that has a lip so it can't be moved. My problem is that when Moose drinks he puts his whole snout in the water so when he pulls his head up he has half the bowl dripping from his face. I just keep towels next to the water bowl and am constantly wiping up. If I'm lucky I can get his face as he lifts from the bowl :laugh:
 
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oh man...sorry for laughing but that is pretty priceless!

I only fill mine enough for her to get a drink out of. i also have the stainless with a rubber rim so it won't slide. She dribbles but that's not so bad. She paddles water out of the bowl when she had a yard to play in or at the dog park but has never tried it inside...heheh

I feel for you. Silly water dogs...
 

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We have a heavy crock water dish. It stays put. There is nothing much you can do about ponds,puddles ,streams,creeks,rivers, ocea............
 
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