Similar to added hunger, many owners report that their dogs also drink more during the first few days back home. Again, this is almost certainly due to the fact that she simply feels more comfortable drinking at home than at day camp. At times during boarding or day camp, due to stimulation or nerves, dogs self-regulate; so, they drink less water. To compensate when they get home, they lap up some extra bowls. Don’t let this deceive you– your pups ALWAYS have access to water. They eat with water, have water outside during playtime AND even sleep in their designated areas with their very own full bowl.