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onetwothree
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posted 11-13-2003 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onetwothree     Edit/Delete Message
My 4 month old Pek is becoming problematic. he plays with his water everytime. he pats his paw in the water bowl repeatedly behind my back. i tell him to stop, he puts his head down, then when i turn around he sneaks up again. what do i do? much help appreciated.

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nern

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posted 11-13-2003 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
You don't need to dicipline him just redirect his behavior. He is young and energetic....give him something better to do. Give him a nice chew toy, a stuffed kong or play ball with him and tire him out...he will be less likely to engage in annoying activities such as playing in his water. You might also find one of those no-tip water bowls helpful. The opening is less wide and it would be harder for him to play in.

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duckling
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posted 11-15-2003 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for duckling     Edit/Delete Message
I'd actually be pleased that he's not chewing shoes, tipping over trash cans, and destroying screen doors (I'm sure others have much more extreme Destructo-Puppy stories than mine!), and I'd maybe introduce him to a wading pool. Maybe this interest in water will make baths easier later on.

Of course, I see how the water-tapping can get annoying and messy, and I second nern's suggestion for more physical/mental stimulation (longer walks, engaging toys, obedience training, etc.) If you want to stop the water-patting immediately, you might even consider teaching him to use a water bottle, especially if narrower bowls are troublesome for your Peke's shortened muzzle. However, I would definitely also increase mental stimulation and physical activity: if it's a boredom thing, he'll find something else to do if you don't provide him with an appropriate activity.

Just one question: is there any problem with his feet/nails that makes him want to cool his feet?

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goofie_newfie686
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posted 11-15-2003 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for goofie_newfie686     Edit/Delete Message
I would suggest (If he is in an ex-pen , or if your have a crate, purchase a hanging dish. Its a holder with a bowl in it that sits on a crate door-inside or outside- or an ex-pen. you can make it high enough so that he cant get his foot into it but can still drink. if you choose to jsut keep your water bowl as his then just re-direct your pups behavior. turn him around and put a toy infront of him and then encourage him to play. you dont want to discourage him from drinking, thats what the breeder of one of my havaneses did and now she has the most rotten breath.

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puttin510
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posted 11-16-2003 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
Pekingnese, I believe.

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