My three-month-old malamute seems to be settling in at last, but he’s just started playing with his water dish - sometimes by splashing his paws in it, mostly by trying to dig in it. Nevertheless, it’s got much the same effect. The dish is empty by about 9 a.m. and I’m not getting back from work until about 6:30.
We’re moving into summer - we’ve just had a couple of 35-degree days, and I’d really prefer not to have a fairly hairy dog try and handle that sort of heat without water for most of the day.
I’ve tried giving him a bucket, but he tips it over and then uses it as a chew toy. I’m a little leery of paying through the nose for a plasticky covered water dish for much the same reason.
From speaking to my pup’s breeder, et al., it seems that this sort of thing is pretty common to the breed. Has anyone had any experience and found a promising solution?