Won't drink water inside the house

by Mike

We adopted a 4-1/2 yr old female from a rescue. We were told she was kept in a cage and neglected for most of her life, she is a sweet dog and has a great temperament. But will not drink from her bowl inside the house. If I move it outside she goes to it and drinks away. She eats inside with no problems or hesitation. Its just she won't drink inside. Any ideas how to get her over this?

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Nov 26, 2014
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by: Ed a from NJ

Some dogs that are crated a lot drink from a crate bottle. She may be more use to that in the house. She may have even been trained to use a crate bottle in the house. The previous owner my not have been a fan of the drooling. I myself figure it is just something you deal with it you have a pyre with loose lips ( I have a ceiling mop for when beau feels the need to shake out the extra water) you may choose to try rigging up a crate water bottle somewhere for her to use even if you have desired not to crate her. It may make her feel more at home. Good lunch with her.

Dec 01, 2014
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Won't drink water inside house
by: Sandra Y

I rescued a Pyr, Shadow, at age 1. He also did not drink water inside the house - in fact only ate snow or drank from puddles (gross especially when they were muddy) I put water bowls everywhere but no luck. This was hard during the summer with no fresh rain but during our walks we went by a library with outside tap so he drank there. It took over 1.5 years before he started drinking regularly from his water bowl. I had given up with leaving various bowls around, and just left one. Now, he drinks every day from his bowl, but still drinks from puddles (although now it has to be fresh clean rain water)and at the library.

I think it also helped that our neighbour's dog comes over for walks and drinks from his bowl as well.

So there is hope for her. I would suggest that you leave the water bowl in the house and have another one outside as well.

Good Luck



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