If you find your pet drinking oddly from his or her water bowl, it might not be simply because he is quirky, though that is a possibility. It might be that his water dish is too large, and it intimidates him!
Small dogs and cats should be offered water and food from smaller bowls, while larger pets need larger bowls.
So if your pet is struggling to drink water "normally" from their bowl, try a different size. The one featured here is 5" in diamter.