I'll use an algorithm to calculate the optimum water intake for the dogs
If they weren't at 5V they'd probably get hot
"You could up the gate resistors (R1-21) buy 10x."
I tend to make stupid mistakes
Well, this is mostly for the sake of my water bill... The water will be running (e.g. won't be collecting anywhere, like in a bucket or something), so I'd prefer it was conserved when they're not thirsty. The idea is that running water attracts their attention and thus encourages them to drink more, which is a good thing since dehydration is a real possibility, when the temperature goes in excess of 35 C. And running water is free of the bacteria and other nasty stuff found in watering cans, etc. where is stays still for hours...
The things you stated in no way prove that you know anything about dogs. Period.
They simply prove that organisms are resilient - be it humans, cats or dogs. It doesn't matter.The idea is to provide as much water as the dog needs and have it be as free of pollutants as it can be (do you know how much bacteria your "watering bowl" accumulates in just one hour?).
I don't want to regulate the dog's behavior - I want them to be as happy AND as healthy as they can be.
I do think that people should be registered in order to be able to have pets and you're a perfect example - did you know, for example, that dogs should NEVER eat sweets, because of the very real danger of them going blind?
I won't go into details as to why, but I'd think you'd be able to figure out for yourself whether or not eating "chain link fence" is safe for your dog...
The mention of the water bill was to illustrate that I'd rather conserve water that the dogs 'surely' will not be drinking (e.g. they've had the water running for example 7/15 mins in a quarter hour interval). Nothing more - nothing less. If I weren't able to afford looking after a pet properly, I would never have got him/them in the first place.