A water bottle with a nested bowl for hiking with your dog
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A dog water bottle has a much larger chamber than a cupped hand, and is much more convenient for dogs to drink from; thus enabling them to actually quench their thirst when out on a long hike or walking around the neighborhood.
Teaching your dog to drink out of a water bottle is a cute and memorable party trick. But beyond that, there are practical reasons to teach your pup to drink out of a bottle. It’s a perfect solution for hikes, trips to the , neighborhood walks and days at the beach — any place a water bowl would be hard to manage. Although areas heavily frequented by dogs may have water bowls outside, there is some risk involved with your pooch sharing water with other dogs, so having your pet’s personal water source directly from the bottle is added protection against communicable diseases. Some dogs take to drinking out of a water bottle naturally, while others may need encouragement, largely because drinking out of a water bottle changes the way a dog naturally drinks. Here’s how to train your dog to drink from a water bottle.
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Finding the perfect container isn’t as obvious as people might think. Water bottles aren’t designed for those who don’t have lips that can pucker just right, and they create a lot of spillage and waste. And traditional dog bowls aren’t easy to carry, and they don’t fit well in hiking backpacks! Hands-Free Hipster This is a great product – useful whether you’re taking a short walk in the park or a long hike in the woods. It’s a bit like a dog-walking utility belt – it’s designed to circle around your waist like a fanny pack, and features storage pockets for keys, your cell phone, or other necessities. The best thing about the is that the leash attaches to a D-ring in the center, leaving your hands free. But what makes this a go-to product for water transport is its mesh bag, which is a good size for carrying a water bottle. I use it to carry a water bottle on hikes with my dogs, and I use the on the water bottle so that they have easy access to fresh water.
Most dogs will love to wear the pack right from the start, others may need alittle encouragement. Here are a few tips...It is important that all dogs being considered for packing be healthy and fullymature. Even though your dog may still be growing, you can do some earlytraining. Try placing a small towel across the dog's back while speaking in ahappy voice. Even though the towel will soon fall, repeating this exercise oftenwill create a positive association with "wearing" something on theback.Your dog will like the new pack if you make it a part of the fun times. Put iton your dog when you go for walks together. A pair of plastic water bottles (20to 30 ounce size) work well for training. Remember to use lots of praise. Soonjust the sight of the pack will start the tail to wag happily.Start with light loads and brief hikes. Build up gradually as long hours andheavy loads will make dog muscles sore, too. Occasionally check your dog's pawsfor wear. Long hikes may call for dog boots and frequent water breaks.If your dog likes to chew things, you should discourage any pack chewingimmediately. Pet stores sell a spray that tastes awful to dogs, which is veryeffective. (See , pages 24-25.)
When on the road or just out on a hike with our doggies, finding a way to give them water can be pretty messy and sometimes challenging. Typically you either have to hope to find a rest area with a doggy water fountain, or tote around a messy bowl and water bottle. Even those handy collapsing bowls can become a hassle once they’ve been used and are covered in dog slobber. There have been times where we’ve forgotten the bowl on a hike and have had to resort to giving the dogs water out of a river.