funny night with the pup! WEAK BLADDER! HAHA

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So, tonight after work i went to pick up my halo 4 and finally made it home to my girlfriend and our dogs. Our dobe pup was running around whining and acting funny around his food bowl. I suggested he wanted water (we limit it because he has none) and then i jumped right to the game thinking nothing of it. and sure enough i look over 5 minutes later and this little piggy drank ALL the water hahahahaha he looked like a balloon! my girlfriend was already mad but to top it off he instantly piddled EVERYWHERE! usually i would be dissapointed but i just couldnt help to laugh, so i took him outside before we got into anymore trouble. I just thought it was kinda funny so i shared!

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You should always keep fresh water available for your pup.  This will actually help with potty training.  You can't teach the pup to go out to potty without him having to pee.  You could do serious damage to your pup by withholding water.  Why do you think they hook up patients who are not concious in a hospital to an I.v.?  Because liquids are important.  You can go several days without food but no mammal can go without water.  Kidneys can shut down, total kidney failure would be the end result.  

I don't know of anyone putting their dog on a dialysis machine for the rest of their life but it would be at an astronomic cost.  Where did you get this advice?  It's horribly wrong.  Many websites offer great potty training tips for dogs. Please, for your dogs health, try another method before you kill him. By the way, dogs are very limited on cooling their bodies.  Drinking water is THE most important one!

His swollen belly indicates in his extreme thirst, he is over drinking now.  Maybe trying to hoard water.  Which may cause other health concerns such as bloat.  If someone told you this was the way to train, please eliminate them as a source of advice.  I don't want to sound mean, it was not my intent.  But you are going to kill that pup!

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Water is not something that should be limited or withheld from a puppy or dog, or any pet for that matter.  If he has water available, he will learn to only drink when he's thirsty and wont try to drink it all at once because he feels a need to drink it all up before it's gone again.  Please change the way you deal with your puppy's availability to water.   If you dont want to leave a bowl of water available at all times, then please make it available for him many times during each day.

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I'm not understanding your comment " we limit it because he has none" Not sure what that means..

Please take the above advise very very seriously. I can't beleive you actually do not give your puppy water, it must be a typo, or a misunderstanding. No one would be that cruel..

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Yes, this is confusing...

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Agreed.  There must be something we are not understanding, right?  Your puppy can dehydrate very quickly and must have access to fresh water at all times.

Please clarify.

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no no no no he DOES have water i just know sometimes he will go to the water bowl and he will try to drink the whole thing. When he does he just pees everywhere lol. So if i notice he is drinking more than the usual i will call his name to cut him off because sometimes if i dont he will try his hardest to drink all of it. Just as when the dogs are eating i keep an eye on them because they will try and eat the others food haha! We certainly do not deprive them of any food or water we just try to make sure they dont overdue it for themselves, does that make better sense?

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we dont actually not give him water its just we fill the bowl maybe like half way or if its full and he just keeps drinking we call his name so he doesnt keep going, i mean we do that for our doxie and he is always very healthy at EVERY vet check up and we have never had a problem

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Limiting water and restricting water are obviously 2 very different things :)  you have to understand our concern is with your puppy and not your feelings which is why everyone jumped on that quickly.