Why Can't I Control the Water Temperature Myself?

The quick answer is: for your dog's own safety.

Because dogs cannot sweat like we do..they can only sweat through their nose and paw pads, and because they have a higher body temperature than we do, we have to be very careful not allow you to use overly-heated water on your dog. What feels cool to you is probably just fine for your dog and what feels "good" to you is more than likely far too warm for your dog's continued comfort. We keep our water temperature in the 78-82 degree range and believe most dogs find it is most delightful.