Do you let your dog drink from the toliet?

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  1. Cabin Fever

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  2. Bladesmith

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    Oh yes, but it was pure heck getting her off the bottle....and my best rum too!
     

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    Yes, he drinks out of the porcelain bowl. He prefers water that is changed more often than once a day.
     
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    I've caught all our cats doing it.
     
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    No.

    The reason is that if you don't drink from the toilet, why should you allow your dog to drink from the place you deposit your personal waste material?
     
  6. Haggis

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    It's pretty far from the house and I doubt the Scotties could climb out of the pit if they did manage to get in the little brown building.

    If they drink outside it would be from a muddle puddle.
     
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    LOL EEWWW....our dogs dont drink from the porcelian bowl...however they think they need to drink from the chickens water....
     
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    I'll bet these are the very same dogs that lick the cookwear clean!
    (in that other thread)
     
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    Nah, because if we left the lid up, the cats would start splashing, and I hate sitting on a wet seat!

    Pony!
     
  12. SteveD(TX)

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    Our golden retriever has recently begun that habit. We forget to put the lid down on occasion. Then we hear him lapping and splashing around. And for the record, I do NOT let him kiss me. The wife doesn't seem to mind. She even kisses him back. And she wonders why I'm not as romantic anymore. :rolleyes:
     
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    I at least make the dogs wait until I get up.
     
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    I don't care if he does, but he isn't in the house that often. He would rather drink out of the cattle waterer. See the post on eating out of dishes for what he dines on most every day. No doggie kisses for me. :haha: Marilyn, the farmer's wife....
     
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    Ours used to. Then, we put a little fountain in a plant pot, and he drinks out of that instead.
     
  16. Bladesmith

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    Further weirdness....two of our cats drink out of the fish tank. No interest in the fish, just the tank.
     
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    We have a rather large black lab/something (we think he's mixed anyway) whos head is perfect toilet height.
    And becouse he spends a lot of time in the bathroom on the tile where it is cooler, he has recently discovered that very cold, very nice toilet bowl.
    We hear him though and generally avoid letting him lick us after that, he drools so much too, that even in the kitchen you have to watch where you walk to aviod going flying on a wet floor.

    We also have a cat that drinks out of the bowl as well, and the sink, and the tub. and puddles outside, but not the water dish in the kitchen. They both fear being caugt in the tub though, BATH TIME!
     
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    Mine just never had a prediliction towards doing that. I think because the bathroom was too far from his people. He always liked to be near where his master and mistress were. If one was in the kitchen and one was in the living room he'd be right in the middle. Besides, he had a water bucket and food dish so he would have no need to drink from the toilet.
     
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    They sometimes do..
    Many years back I had a sheep dog that would just lift up the lid with his nose and drink from the toilet whenever he wanted. It was kind of odd for visitors though... hearing the toilet lid banging shut in the middle of the night.
     
  20. Old John

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    Hi Y'all, Absolutely NOT!
    The lids are always closed, on our commodes.
    The Dobies know to stay out of the Bathroom.
    Nasty, not healthy at all AISI.
    YMMV.