Dogs are funny little animals. Some of them hate water while others will try to attack it coming out of the sprinkler in the yard. If your canine is of the type that enjoys it enough to drink from a fountain, the WaterDog could be pretty a pretty cool item to buy. It plugs into the outdoor hose spigot and features a motion detector. When it senses your dog approaching, it opens up a gentle flow of drinking water; when he’s done and walks away, the flow is cut off. This saves water while letting your dog stay hydrated and not dependent on your remembering to fill up his water bowl.
It’s $70 for the WaterDog. If for some reason you don’t want to plug it right into the hose spigot, there’s a $35 Remote Location kit that lets you place it anywhere in your yard, perhaps right next to Fido’s doghouse if he’s an outdoor pet.