Have you ever been caught with a decision on how to care for your pet but choosing between what's the "supposed to, but poor pet" and the "let it be and give the pet the fun and comfort"? Well, I do.
Look at this water feeder. It's a great way to keep the dog's beard dry when drinking. Wet beard means stained beard, that's it.
However, I really "feel" for the dog. At a younger age, it's okay, but as he grows, he drinks more quantity of water. Using this paraphernalia seems like giving him trickles of water when he is thirsty. Oh wow!
What to do?
Out with the feeder. Let him drink all he can and just deal with the stained beard separately. Note however, that other pet owners are successful using this.
Just sharing that as pet owners, we do face these predicaments. What's important is that when we do come to a decision, we know the consequence and how to deal with it.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.