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    Shug has been terrorizing her water dish. Literally. She will drink out of it fine for a bit, but all of a sudden she gets the puppy crazies and attacks it. I'm talking both front paws in, scratching the bottom, splashing water all over the floor. I know she thinks it's funny because she's learned that she gets in trouble for it. Last night Brandon walked into the bathroom and came back. When he left she was laying down chewing on her toy. When he heard a distinct splashing, he walked into the room with a puppy frozen with both feet in her bowl. She stopped mid-crazy when she knew she was caught. We'd moved to a bigger bowl to try to deter her from picking the whole thing up and tossing water everywhere, so now she plays in her own personal foot bath.

    Anywho, she is too short still to use the raised stand we had for Aubrey for her bowls. We have to give her water with the bowl in our hands and pick it back up because she is so stubborn even though she knows it is unacceptable behavior. Any idea how to stop this behavior?

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    Bea loves water (still!) and used to also take a dip in her dish. I would just disagree with the behavior. You can't have that mess all the time, for one, and what if she plays in the dish and then the dogs are without water for an extended period of time? Perhaps you can set up an outdoor water play where "it's allowed". I used to get out a cake pan and let Bea play in that---outside of course. She was not allowed to play in her dish (or any water in the house) though. (It is pretty cute and funny though hahahahaha)

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    Default Re: Puppy antics!

    While I have no suggestions for how to correct this....I would greatly advise that we need a video of this to better understand this cute....er..bad...puppy behavior!

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    Sounds like Shug is smart for sure. Sounds funny - I bet she is just precious all frozen in her tracks...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biogirl71 View Post
    While I have no suggestions for how to correct this....I would greatly advise that we need a video of this to better understand this cute....er..bad...puppy behavior!

    my thoughts exactly!

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    Default Re: Puppy antics!

    The cake pan is a great idea, thanks!! I actually checked Aubrey's old bowl stand and it was able to go down one more level, so it is just short enough for her right now. She's not very happy though because she can't stand in it!

    Of course, I may give her one last shot... outside!... so I can get a video later.

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    Default Re: Puppy antics!

    That sounds absolutely hilarious. xD I'm glad the bowl stands are going to work for her! That'll help greatly, haha.


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    Maybe get her a kiddie pool too. Looks like you have a water baby there. And where are the pics and vids? It's been a day already.
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    Boo used to do this when he was little, i actually thought it was funny and let him be, i just didnt filled the water to much. ( its bad i know) however i used a water bowl that can be attached to his fence, now that he has grown up i put the fence on the stairs with his food and water bowl attached and used it to keep him upstairs. The height can be adjusted along with the puppy.
    Here are some pictures of the said fence, and boo playing water.

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    O and he got used to it eventually and stop playing with it, forgot to mention it. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biogirl71 View Post
    While I have no suggestions for how to correct this....I would greatly advise that we need a video of this to better understand this cute....er..bad...puppy behavior!

    Yes, only a puppy behavior video will be able to help us better... ahh...diagnoses this issue Hershey will do the same with bigger bowls (we went smaller) and we got one of those food/water dishes that are raised, which we velcro'd to his pen area, so he cant move them around

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    Quote Originally Posted by loonatic8 View Post
    Boo used to do this when he was little, i actually thought it was funny and let him be, i just didnt filled the water to much. ( its bad i know) however i used a water bowl that can be attached to his fence, now that he has grown up i put the fence on the stairs with his food and water bowl attached and used it to keep him upstairs. The height can be adjusted along with the puppy.
    Here are some pictures of the said fence, and boo playing water.

    -imageuploadedbytapatalk1340366641-328751-jpg

    -imageuploadedbytapatalk1340366500-657032-jpg
    Boo is adorable!
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