I may have to start doing that ... I wonder how these two would react?
(How about guests: "No, that's not the dish towel. That's the dog drool
I usually get the double whammy. One dog goes in, drinks, and irrigates half
of the house. I approach the kitchen, see all the puddles, pick up the mop
and mop the floor dry. Meanwhile, the subliminal message produced by the
first dog's drinking hits the second dog, who walks into the kitchen as I
put the mop away ...
Actually, my uncle had a German short-haired pointer who would leave a small
lake behind every time he drank. (At least his water bowl and bed were in
the laundry room, away from most house traffic.) The dog had a plush
terrycloth toy he was very fond of. Whenever my uncle would hear the dog
taking a drink, as soon as the dog finished my uncle would yell out the name
of the toy. The dog would immediately grab it (it was never far from him),
and the terrycloth would absorb the impending flood. Unfortunately, the dog
had a tendency to shake the toy "dead." which sometimes sent water spray up
the walls and appliances -- or worse, would send a soggy toy flying through
the air. I don't think I want soaked, dog-drooled dog toys flying through my
kitchen ... Besides, the way these play with their toys, chances are "the"
toy would be down the hall in the bedroom when it was needed in the kitchen
> My dog used to do that too. I didn't think I could do any thing about it,
> every time I heard him drinking, I'd go wipe his face with a towel I kept
> reserved for that purpose. He hated it. Now he stands over his bowl til
> face is finished dripping, and I don't have to use the towel (at least I
> don't see the drops on the floor as often). This isn't something I
> intentionally trained him to do--I think he just figured it out by
> > Hi --
> > I'm sure that many other dog owners have or have had this problem.
> > I have two dogs. When they drink water from their bowls in the kitchen,
> > dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room
> > they leave.
> > I know they're not doing it on purpose. They're actually quite neat when
> > they're drinking. It's when they leave that all that water that's pooled
> > their lower lips drips all over the place.
> > My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls
> > where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and
> > place for their bowls.
> > How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day
> > rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>
> > Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
> > onto their chests :-)
> > Thanks,
> > CL