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Ruffn It 07-02-2012 06:53 AM

Where do you keep their water bowl?
 
We're traveling with 2 labs and wonder what others with big dogs do about keeping the water bowl accessible for them but out of the way for us (when you're all inside). I tried by the door thinking the entry mat would help keep water contained but 1) it didn't and 2) one managed to step in it trying to get out. The biggest one creates about a 2 foot wide by 8 inch high splash zone when she drinks ...sigh. I'm thinking about trying to leave it in the shower but can't do that till I make other arrangements for the shower door. Where do you keep yours?

JimW 07-02-2012 07:06 AM

I couldn't help but laugh when picturing that big Lab slurping water! Our 55 pound fur ball isn't so dainty around the water trough either. We placed her bowls in a plastic cake pan container that sits in front of the fridge. For the most part it is out of the way and collects most of the spills. I suspect your labs need a larger bowl than what we use, however.

Jim

xo1rider 07-02-2012 07:08 AM

First of all we're traveling with one small dog, just under 20 pound Westie but he can really toss the water around when he drinks.

We put a couple of water resistant place mats under his bowl which is in a corner under the pull out pantry shelves (in our A/S a pull out microwave). Even with that we keep a separate towel for mopping up around that area at least 10 times a day.

danlehosky 07-02-2012 09:41 AM

They all slurp and splash, even our little one. We keep his bowl in a little area under the left dinette seat in a plastic dishbowl. This keeps it out of the way and catches most of the slurps and Vern seems to like the arrangement.

Dan

cameront120 07-02-2012 09:48 AM

I kept mine just beside the front door. I also have two labs and was simply resigned to the fact that I would have to wipe up after them quite regularly. I didn't find it all that big a problem.

masseyfarm 07-02-2012 10:02 AM

In the Great White North, there are available "pant saver" style floor mats for your auto, that retain the water, and can be dumped. Keep it by the door.
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Also, a rubber boot tray is quit common in the NW and would work to contain the water.

http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/9086/...17_main?$w170$http://www.ballarddesigns.com/webapp...rceCode=BDSBT1
Dave

BeachHouse 07-02-2012 10:10 AM

Most of the time we keep the bowl outside. Our little scottie has quite the beard that absorbs huge amounts of water that he drips everywhere. I tried putting a towel under the bowl, but no matter how big the towel, he still manages to spread the water around.

I have been wondering about getting one of those puppy bottles that they lick for inside. You often see them hanging upside down in a crate.

ventport 07-02-2012 10:50 AM

My son discovered that if he puts the water dish for his 2 big mutts about 18 inches off the ground the dogs do not dribble water all over the floor. He put the dish in a plant stand to get it up off the floor. This is in his house but it may be of some help.

tinman1 07-02-2012 11:09 AM

We have a Shih tzu, purchased from a lady who has show dogs. When the litter was born, she had them in a crate (with the mom) and they learned from their mom, to drink from a water bottle to keep their beard and mouth, clean, etc.
Although we don't do the "show dog thing", he always drank from a bottle (doesn't know any difference) and doesn't spill any. I don't know if this might be of interest with other dogs, however, it works well with our situation. We strap it to the dinette table legs, with a drip mat below, just in case. No water bowl to contend with.

ROBERT CROSS 07-02-2012 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by kara_t (Post 1168535)
We're traveling with 2 labs and wonder what others with big dogs do about keeping the water bowl accessible for them but out of the way for us (when you're all inside). I tried by the door thinking the entry mat would help keep water contained but 1) it didn't and 2) one managed to step in it trying to get out. The biggest one creates about a 2 foot wide by 8 inch high splash zone when she drinks ...sigh. I'm thinking about trying to leave it in the shower but can't do that till I make other arrangements for the shower door. Where do you keep yours?


In the shower, food & water. We use a stopper for the drain, "Fado's" a sloppy eater, swollen kibble could be big trouble. ;)

We do have the roll-up door though.

Bob
:cool:

Doglady 07-02-2012 06:10 PM

We have three giant breeds, and one of them a Newfie and she makes a HUGE slobbery mess. I always put a towel or mat under the bowl and put it in the corner by the sink/stove. And, just keep cleaning it up. We only have it inside at night though, as we stay outside during the day for the most part. Good luck!

TBRich 07-02-2012 06:11 PM

Lixit Waterboy
 
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We use a Lixit Waterboy...one in the house at home and one in the trailler... It's 12" x 8" x 3" and hold 3 quarts of water... It's designed to not spill or slop (even in motion while towing or in the truck) and you can pick it up and move it without spillage. The "bowl" part is large enough for most dogs and helps keep down the drizzles (we have a schnauzer with a beard and a cocker ... her ears can't get in the water)...we keep it by the magazine rack near the door in our Bambi... It's about $11 on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Lixit-Waterboy.../dp/B0006BB78W and about $10 at Jeffers Pet The Waterboy

Woosch 07-02-2012 06:33 PM

We have two retrievers. We make water available outside for the most part. At night, we keep a small amount in their bowl near the door. Liking the Waterboy idea.

rastapoodle 07-02-2012 06:41 PM

Funny you should ask. We have 3 Standard Poodles, the RASTAPOODLEs. We got our Airstream floorplan, no dinett, because of them. We have lots of floor space.
We have never had water for them inside. We spend most of our time outside, weather permitting. But just last week we pulled the shower door out. It was the Classic, 2004 GOLD, like all the hinges and drawer and cabinet handles, actually, all the trim. I hated it, but that is another thread.

We were going to install a new shower door but decided on a shower curtain, instead. So now, when we leave the girls in the Silver Annex while we're away, we will leave a waterbowl in the shower for them. We have not decided if the water will be on a stand or on the shower floor, but since our shower is inside the bathroom, we'll capture all/most of the splash and dribble inside that space.
That's the plan. We don't leave again for about a month, so by the time we get to AlumaFandango, we should know how it's working.
Imelda & John


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