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Old 06-01-2017, 07:46 PM
 
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I'm worried that he'll get dehydrated after a long walk in the park. I bring along a portable dish & he refuses to drink out of it. It's fine once we are home and he will drink out of his dish right away.

I haven't taken him on a weekend trip yet, and with him not wanting to drink water away from home concerns me
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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It's doubtful that the dog will get dehydrated during a walk. My own dogs never took to portable bowls, I carried one of their plastic water dishes with me in a backpack. Even so, despite 2+ mile walks in the heat of the south, they didn't always want water before getting home.
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I have a dog that is not a good traveler... very nervous. She will not drink in the car. Once we get out of the car, I offer her a drink in a real bowl that she's used to, not an unfamiliar one. She might have a drink and she might not.

We went to Alaska last summer and this was her usual day (not drinking much) I'm fairly certain that at the end of your day's drive, your dog (like mine) will drink.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:02 AM
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I bring along a portable dish & he refuses to drink out of it.
Put his bowl with water down somewhere, show him where it is...
take him for the walk and then return to his bowl.

A thirsty dog will drink out of mud muddles.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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My dog is the same way. He loves to chase the water stream from a hose, so I started carrying those sport water bottles that can squirt the water out. It wastes water but he does go for it.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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You might try using a bowl your dog is used and the water he's used to, could be an off odor in public water.
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:35 AM
 
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Try bringing his usual bowl, maybe he'll try drinking from that
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