Puppies do things at their own pace. However, drinking from a water bowl is an important lesson, since it keeps them from dehydrating. It is a natural instinct for them to want water when they are thirsty, but teaching them that a water bowl is safe falls on you.
Use a small, flat bowl that your puppy can reach over easily. This helps keep him from getting water up his nose when he’s learning to drink.
Put a drop or two of honey in the water to sweeten it. Mix it up.
Dab a small about of water on your puppy’s lip while showing her the water. Let her lick her lips and taste the sweetness.
Add a small amount of warm water to your puppy’s food. Regardless of whether you feed him kibble or moist food, pour a little water in it and he will generally lap it up.
Let your puppy drink water while his mom is drinking. Often, they learn from watching an older dog.