Ensure Your Dog Always Has Access to Fresh, Clean Water
||As Featured in McClure's Magazine
Keeping Fido Cool - Article on the importance of keeping pets cool in the summer. July, 2013
Our WaterDog automatic outdoor pet drinking fountain lets your dog help itself to fresh water, so you don't have to worry about stagnant or empty water bowls. WaterDog senses your dog's approach, and automatically dispenses a cool, clean stream of fresh drinking water. Smart sonar sensing technology triggers the WaterDog to turn the water on when your pet comes within three feet (one meter), and turns it off when your pet leaves. You'll never have to worry about what your dog's been drinking again!
WaterDog Automatic Outdoor Pet Drinking Fountain Features
- Operates automatically, providing fresh water when your pet approaches
- Accommodates your dog day and night for up to one year on four C-cell batteries
- Connects quickly and easily to any outdoor faucet
- Includes a flow-through connector to accommodate your garden hose as well
WaterDog Automatic Outdoor Pet Drinking Fountain Specifications
The WaterDog automatic outdoor pet drinking fountain is constructed of durable, high-quality UV resistant materials, and has been designed to provide many years of reliable service. The WaterDog's hose has a metal covering to protect it from chewing and to reflect heat to help keep the water cool, even on bright sunny days.
- Sonar proximity sensor automatically turns the water on when your dog is near, and turns it off again when it leaves.
- The WaterDog senses your dog's presence within a 40-degree angle in front of the unit, and up to three feet (one meter).
- The height of the unit is fully adjustable.
- Operates for up to one year on a single set of batteries
How & Why it Works
The WaterDog is an automatic drinking fountain that is designed to give your pet direct access to fresh clean water, at any time. A sonar-based proximity sensor triggers the WaterDog to turn the water on when your pet comes within three feet (one meter), and turns it off when your pet leaves.
Dogs quickly learn that they can always get a drink from the WaterDog. This greatly reduces the risk of your dog becoming dehydrated on a hot day, or developing disease from a contaminated water bowl.
The Waterdog attaches easily, without tools, to any outdoor faucet, and the height is fully adjustable to suit any sized dog. With the "Y" connector (included), you can connect a garden hose alongside the WaterDog, so you never need to remove the device to water your garden.
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Q: I want to be able to use other hoses on the same tap that I have the WaterDog installed on, can this be done?
A: The WaterDog comes with a 'Y' connector – this lets your tap remain free to attach other hoses.
Q: Can any size dog use the WaterDog?
A: The WaterDogs height is adjustable, making it suitable for dogs of almost any size.
Q: The WaterDog sometimes seems to activate on its own. What can I do?
A: Check to ensure there are no objects, such as tall grass, within the three-foot range of the sensor. You can also try positioning the unit lower, and angling the sensor slightly upward to prevent the device from detecting objects on the ground.
Q: My WaterDog doesn't activate when my dog goes near it. What could the problem be?
A: Check to ensure the unit has good batteries. Also, check to ensure the sensor on the front of the unit is clean. If it is clean, try aiming the sensor at your dog, about shoulder height, to ensure the sensor can detect it.