Guest RockRoos Posted August 15, 2016 Share Posted August 15, 2016 Hey everyone, This summer has been so hot! And while I've been very careful to take Rock out only during the mornings when it's cool and late evenings, I'd feel better if he had something he can enjoy to moderate his temperature - he sleeps in our basement which is naturally more cool than the rest of the house, and that's fine. I bought him a little plastic wading pool, but he will only go near it to try and drink from it. I think he might be afraid of/dislike the water. I'm fairly sure that if I get him used to it (kind of the way I had to teach him about the dog door) he'd enjoy it, but I'm concerned that trying to coerce him too forcefully might be detrimental. I've tried standing in the pool with treats, but he just leans forward to try and get the treats without actually stepping into the water. Should I just let it go? Is it worth trying further coercement? Suggestions definitely welcome, thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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