Kendall, our miniature schnauzer, has a very nice water bowl that is kept full of water, however much of the time you wouldn't know it because she prefers to drink water from other sources. When she is out in the backyard, one of the first things she does (except for those really cold days) is go straight for the bird bath to see if there is any water in it. If there is, she helps herself to a drink. Another habit she developed last fall was as soon as anyone gets out of the shower or bathtub she goes and gets in and drinks the water that didnt completely drain out. As she's going to get in the tub, she will watch you, peeking over her shoulder until she thinks no one is watching and then ching-ching, she jumps in. At least I've never discovered her drinking out of the toilet!