Sally, the owner of a chihuahua mix rescue dog, noticed that her dog became scared of his water dish. The dog would bark at the bowl until someone stood with him, causing concern for Sally. She tried different types of bowls, but the dog's behavior didn't improve. This issue could be due to behavioral errors or the dog's personality, rather than a serious medical issue. It could also be related to pain in the neck or back, or poor eyesight causing the dog to hit his head on the bowl. Reflections in the bowl may also intimidate the dog. Sally now knows how to help her dog feel comfortable while drinking water.