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Old 05-15-2009, 10:30 PM
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Default Well, that idea was a bust...

Uallis likes to go into the woods to lay in a nearby creek. I have no issue with that...however, Uallis isn't allowed to go into the woods unsupervised because there is an area that he can crossover that meets the township road to my house...too close to the road for my comfort. The problem is that Uallis likes to make a beeline straight for the creek at really inconvenient times, like first thing in the morning when I need to get ready for

I had a "wonderful" idea and I was sure it was going to work and the dogs would love it. I got them their own wading pool so Uallis would have no need to go to the creek to cool off when he could do it right outside the door to the house!

It didn't work...

Eddie says, "What are you doing, Dad? Is this my new water bowl?"

"Eddie does get thirsty sometimes...but geezz Dad! This is a little overboard!"

Uallis..."I didn't realize there was water in it...I got water up my nose!"

"Okies...I bored now...this grass looks tasty...Uallis will pretend he's a cow instead of swim..."

"What are we going to do now, Moms?"

They have no interest in the wading pool after their initial inspection of it. I thought for sure they would at least get in it with it being so hot today...but no go. They just drink out of it. lol

So now, my next wonderful idea is to turn it into a sandbox...which knowing my luck, they will ignore and instead dig a hole right beside the sandbox...

What a waste of 20

Oh, here is another shot of Uallis...a full body shot. I took this because it was requested on another forum and I thought I'd share it with all of you as well...

Thanks for looking!
Uallis, English Mastiff
Eddie, Labrador Retriever
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:38 PM
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Aww. One thing you can try is patting and playing in the water with your hands to show them that its fun! At FOHA there is a dog I play with all the time named Opie (fila mix) and I had to do that to show him the wading pool was fun because he wouldn't get in it at first. After I showed him though, he jumped right in and went in circles biting the water.
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:15 AM
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Great pics!
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:36 AM
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First, I think the octopus staring at him from the pool is making him think twice!

Oh, I also used to have a big water bowl like that too!
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:44 AM
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What Sweet said

Uallis -- that side shot -- he is lookin' GOOD. I love to see a Mastiff who isn't blubbery!
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:39 AM
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Give them time .....they'll use it !
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:24 AM
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Your suppose to take off your shoes and socks and get in and show them what it is all about! TOss in a couple toys.

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:45 AM
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I agree with the others, don't give up on it yet! One of my dogs knew just what to do with the pool, but I had to show the other one and even then she didn't hop in until I had it out a few times
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:14 PM
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Caleb was like that the first summer he had a pool. He'd go in to get a toy if I tossed it in, but that was it. After playing "bobbing for hotdogs" a few times the next summer, he decided the pool is a great place to be. We ended up getting him a bigger pool last summer so he could lay in it without touching the sides (pluss there's room for our grand daughter and him). BTW- your dogs are gorgeous!
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:07 PM
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