When you loosen it, try putting a bowl under it so it slowly fills the bowl up. Empty the bowl every now and then when you notice it is full. This will get the dogs used to going over to that faucet to get water. After a few days leave the Lixit nipple loose and remove the bowl. This method worked for my two dogs.
answered 11 months ago
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return it. I have 3 dogs that will have nothing to do with this paper weight. Get a float switch dish.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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When my children were small, I obsessed because they wouldn't eat enough of their dinner to feed a tsetse fly. I finally took them to the pediatrician who told me "Never in the history of the world has there been a child who has starved to death because they refused to eat their dinner. They'll eat when they get hungry." I suspect that goes for dogs with available clean water too. Sounds hard core, but really it's just letting their own instincts dictate their behavior. Remove their other water sources, make it as non threatening as you can, and make sure it has cool fresh water. If they're still resistant, give them a few dog treats... Bravery will win out over thirst.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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