Your Affenpinscher may be too anxious or excited to drink. If you have a friend who is relaxed and comfortable with dogs, ask them to help you do the following test. You'll need to leave the dog with your friend for at least two hours.
1. Have the friend put a different bowl on the floor with an exact amount of water (e.g. 2 cups).
2. Bring the dog to the friend's house - just drop the dog off and go.
Important: Keep the drop off as short as possible and definitely no goodbye. The friend should also ignore the dog and water.
3. The dog will naturally investigate the friend's home and find the water. It may or may not drink - that's ok.
4. Only after the dog is relaxed should your friend pay any attention to the dog, but always ignore the water.
If the dog drinks at the friend's home, the owner needs to follow the above steps - especially being calm and patient.
Answered by Anonymous - 1/22/2011 6:12:46 PM