In the 3 months I've had Josie, I've stepped on her toes about six times. She is in the stage where she is pretty much all limbs, awkward an constantly under foot. As soon as she yelps I obviously fall to my knees and tell her I'm sorry, cuddle her, check her foot... Anyways the severity of the ensuing yelping crying freak out has increased the last few times it happened, and I feel horrible, and she crawls into my lap and holds her paw up and I cuddle her and apologize until she calms down. The last time it happened she was bawling and howling so bad I actually screamed for my boyfriend to start the car, I had seriously her and we needed to go to the vet. He shook a bag of breath busters in the kitchen and she sprung out of my lap and ran to him. What the hell? Is she playing me? Can dogs even DO that?