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Water, water everywhere!!!

Post by Charles Lavi » Sat, 01 Sep 2001 15:30:09



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, they
dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room as
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 in
their lower lips  drips all over the place.

My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls somewhere
where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and safest)
place for their bowls.

How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day since I
rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
onto their chests :-)

Thanks,
CL

 
 
 

Water, water everywhere!!!

Post by sarah kleinberge » Sun, 02 Sep 2001 02:20:53


hey,
dont know how to help you on this one, but we have a similar problem.
when my dog wants something, she usually scratches at her water bowl, spilling
water everywhere. we of course step in it, and end up with very wet feet.
any suggestions on what to do?
if we pick up her waterbowl, she just scratches at the cabinets, which is
equally annoying...
sarah
Quote:

> 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, they
> dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room as
> 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 in
> their lower lips  drips all over the place.

> My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls somewhere
> where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and safest)
> place for their bowls.

> How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day since I
> rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

> Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
> onto their chests :-)

> Thanks,
> CL

 
 
 

Water, water everywhere!!!

Post by Charles Lavi » Sun, 02 Sep 2001 10:13:12


My younger one was into digging his paw into his water bowl and forcing as
much water out as he could. at 4-5 months old. I made it known to him that
that was not tolerated behavior (I yelled "NO!!" at him and took away his
bowl every time he did it, and he got the idea pretty fast.)

My problem isn't with what the dogs do, it with how their mouths are built
... :-)

CL


Quote:
> hey,
> dont know how to help you on this one, but we have a similar problem.
> when my dog wants something, she usually scratches at her water bowl,
spilling
> water everywhere. we of course step in it, and end up with very wet feet.
> any suggestions on what to do?
> if we pick up her waterbowl, she just scratches at the cabinets, which is
> equally annoying...
> sarah


> > 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,
they
> > dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room
as
> > 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
in
> > their lower lips  drips all over the place.

> > My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls
somewhere
> > where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and
safest)
> > place for their bowls.

> > How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day
since I
> > rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

> > Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
> > onto their chests :-)

> > Thanks,
> > CL

 
 
 

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Post by guitargir » Sun, 02 Sep 2001 10:20:40


My dog used to do that too. I didn't think I could do any thing about it, so
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 his
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 himself.


Quote:
> 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,
they
> dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room as
> 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
in
> their lower lips  drips all over the place.

> My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls
somewhere
> where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and safest)
> place for their bowls.

> How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day since
I
> rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

> Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
> onto their chests :-)

> Thanks,
> CL

 
 
 

Water, water everywhere!!!

Post by sarah kleinberge » Sun, 02 Sep 2001 10:51:48


hey,
nah, shes a stubborn little thing- a 7 year old beagle mix. no matter how much
we say NO in a stern voice, she continues to do it. i guess she probably has us
trained...lol
sarah
a 16 year old girl who is owned by a very spoiled dog...
Quote:

> My younger one was into digging his paw into his water bowl and forcing as
> much water out as he could. at 4-5 months old. I made it known to him that
> that was not tolerated behavior (I yelled "NO!!" at him and took away his
> bowl every time he did it, and he got the idea pretty fast.)

> My problem isn't with what the dogs do, it with how their mouths are built
> ... :-)

> CL



> > hey,
> > dont know how to help you on this one, but we have a similar problem.
> > when my dog wants something, she usually scratches at her water bowl,
> spilling
> > water everywhere. we of course step in it, and end up with very wet feet.
> > any suggestions on what to do?
> > if we pick up her waterbowl, she just scratches at the cabinets, which is
> > equally annoying...
> > sarah


> > > 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,
> they
> > > dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room
> as
> > > 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
> in
> > > their lower lips  drips all over the place.

> > > My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls
> somewhere
> > > where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and
> safest)
> > > place for their bowls.

> > > How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day
> since I
> > > rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

> > > Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
> > > onto their chests :-)

> > > Thanks,
> > > CL

 
 
 

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Post by Charles Lavi » Sun, 02 Sep 2001 14:04:21


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
towel." )

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
...

CL


Quote:
> My dog used to do that too. I didn't think I could do any thing about it,
so
> 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
his
> 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
himself.



> > 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,
> they
> > dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room
as
> > 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
> in
> > their lower lips  drips all over the place.

> > My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls
> somewhere
> > where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and
safest)
> > place for their bowls.

> > How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day
since
> I
> > rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

> > Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
> > onto their chests :-)

> > Thanks,
> > CL

 
 
 

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Post by green_.. » Mon, 03 Sep 2001 17:00:18


On Fri, 31 Aug 2001 02:30:09 -0400, "Charles Lavin"

Quote:

>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, they
>dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room as
>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 in
>their lower lips  drips all over the place.

>My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls somewhere
>where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and safest)
>place for their bowls.

>How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day since I
>rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

>Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
>onto their chests :-)

>Thanks,
>CL

        Try elevating the dishes; stands worked for my dribblers. It's
a function of the shape of the face, and how they drink by raising the
water with the tongue. Down the throat to the stomach is easier than
up from the floor, then down the throat. That's why hunting breeds,
when drinking from a stream or lake, will wade in to their chests to
get a drink.
 
 
 

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Post by Charles Lavi » Fri, 07 Sep 2001 16:03:20


Great suggestion, thanks! I had thought about elevating my first dog's food
dish because I've been told it's beneficial for larger dogs. But I couldn't
find a compact double stand at the time (at least not one that he wouldn't
be able to tip over). Time to start looking again ... Now I need two!

Thanks again,
CL


Quote:
> On Fri, 31 Aug 2001 02:30:09 -0400, "Charles Lavin"

> >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,
they
> >dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room
as
> >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
in
> >their lower lips  drips all over the place.

> >My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls
somewhere
> >where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and safest)
> >place for their bowls.

> >How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day since
I
> >rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

> >Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
> >onto their chests :-)

> >Thanks,
> >CL

> Try elevating the dishes; stands worked for my dribblers. It's
> a function of the shape of the face, and how they drink by raising the
> water with the tongue. Down the throat to the stomach is easier than
> up from the floor, then down the throat. That's why hunting breeds,
> when drinking from a stream or lake, will wade in to their chests to
> get a drink.

 
 
 

Water, water everywhere!!!

Post by MelMou » Fri, 07 Sep 2001 16:44:53


and people thought I was nuts for having a table and chairs for my
Boxers.....they would sit in the chair and drink or eat from their bowls on the
table.
 
 
 

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Post by Kris and the GSD Gan » Sat, 08 Sep 2001 00:00:03



I have large dogs and a baby so my dogs don't have water in the house.
they have a large bucket outside and drink while they are out there.

Quote:
> > >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,
> they
> > >dribble water across the entire kitchen and portions of the dining room
> as
> > >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
> in
> > >their lower lips  drips all over the place.

> > >My living arrangements do not allow me to place their water bowls
> somewhere
> > >where the mess won't matter. The kitchen is the most logical (and safest)
> > >place for their bowls.

> > >How have others tackled this annoyance? My mop hasn't had a dry day since
> I
> > >rescued the first dog 13 months ago. <g>

> > >Suggestions, please ... anything short of bolting a piece of roof gutter
> > >onto their chests :-)

> > >Thanks,
> > >CL

> > Try elevating the dishes; stands worked for my dribblers. It's
> > a function of the shape of the face, and how they drink by raising the
> > water with the tongue. Down the throat to the stomach is easier than
> > up from the floor, then down the throat. That's why hunting breeds,
> > when drinking from a stream or lake, will wade in to their chests to
> > get a drink.