I second the wading pool - it is easier, although it does lack those spiffy spigots. My sister invested in one of those dog baths for her lab & shepard, and it was used exactly once, as the shepard manged to cause a panic and tip it over. Granted, Ruby may be far better mannered, but the shepard was the *calm* dog. We all use the wading pools, and it also doubles as an excellent cooling system on days such as we have been having lately. Sebi will actually sit in the empty pool and look pitiful, asking us to fill it.