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I'm sitting here doing homework (and not posting on dogforums, nope) and Miko keeps coming to me, crying, and looking at me expectantly before pacing around. This is usually her "I gotta potty" routine. I haven't got a water bowl down here right now (she can almost always push open the door to the kitchen if she wants a drink), she'll occasionally do it to tell me she's thirsty and wants an escort upstairs. I've tossed her outside a few times and she walks to the edge of the grass and kind of gives me this blank look before meandering back in. I've brought her to drink--I thought maybe I'd forgotten to feed her so I fed her, too, so maybe she's doing this in the hopes that I'll do that trick again. :doh:

She appears to have disgustedly given up on me for being so slow and is now shunning me in the hall.
 

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Maybe she is bored? My dog will whine if I'm on the computer too long and ignoring him
We went for another potty excursion and she seems to have relaxed some more. When she's bored or lonely she usually acts differently, this seems more like her usual way of expressing a need that she feels she needs my help with. She had started panting and was looking stressed so I've put a fan on her and had her hydrate and now she's dozing on her favorite collection of couch pillows, so I think whatever was wrong we've solved. It'll remain her own little mystery, I guess.
 

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I've noticed my dog seems to pick up on when I'm stressed about something and acts kind of like that. This week I had 4 midterms so all I was doing was studying and stressing out and my dog kept coming up and staring at me, nudging my arm, and poking me with his nose. Thats kind of what he does when he thinks I'm upset about something. Maybe your dog was picking up on something like that.
 

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I'm sitting here doing homework (and not posting on dogforums, nope) and Miko keeps coming to me, crying, and looking at me expectantly before pacing around. This is usually her "I gotta potty" routine. I haven't got a water bowl down here right now (she can almost always push open the door to the kitchen if she wants a drink), she'll occasionally do it to tell me she's thirsty and wants an escort upstairs. I've tossed her outside a few times and she walks to the edge of the grass and kind of gives me this blank look before meandering back in. I've brought her to drink--I thought maybe I'd forgotten to feed her so I fed her, too, so maybe she's doing this in the hopes that I'll do that trick again. :doh:

She appears to have disgustedly given up on me for being so slow and is now shunning me in the hall.

LOL

I love it - I don't get the whines - I get the "muzzle punches". I.e. nose poke and I see a pair of brown eyes staring at me in the crack between the space formed by one "arm" on my PC desk and my leg.

Then sometimes this Mmmemrmrmrmrmmrrr kind of sound. Then another nose poke. Then he starts waving his tail like a person might wave their hand like HEY! Over here!

This is usually the precursor to a "proper" bark (he has to "wind up his tail" and get it waving before he barks it seems). Then a nose poke.

Sometimes he'll go by the door, poke it then come back and poke me (all on his own, he makes up some...interesting communications). Sometimes I'll feel these nails on my leg - he's pawing my leg. Then he'll lie down and put his paw on my foot (we turned this into a behavior and took it forward).

What does he want? Pick one:

-Food
-Potty
-Play
-Get To His Corner
-Go up stairs because food is ready
-Play
-He heard something ding which might mean food is ready

If I'm right (or he thinks you're right) you'll get his (Hah hah hah hah) and tail waving (mind the fragile items) and agitated short choppy steps with wide eyes and a grin and a tail curled up.

If I'm not giving him the time of day, he'll go on his bed, lay FLAT and SIGH and staring right at me.

Such a freaking drama...king?
 

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Maybe she isn't feeling well? Keep an eye on her and watch out for other symptoms like lack of appetite and lethargy. Basil gets really ansy and agitated like he doesn't know what to do with himself when he's not feeling well.

When Basil is bored though he is SO pushy! Seriously! Talk about determined. He'll start out by walking over and looking at me with his INTENSE piercing stare. Then he starts making weird noises and snapping his jaws at me and doing some very "no nonsense" looking play bows. If that doesn't work he'll start clawing at me and biting and tugging on anything he can find near me. I've had him pull blankets completely off me and yank cushions out from under me, lol! His absolute LAST resort is to start getting into uncharacteristic mischief right in front of me (like gently ripping up a piece of paper or pretending to chew on something) while frequently pausing to look at me to make sure I'm getting the message. This dog does not give up. He is so fun to watch though, lol! I usually don't make the poor guy suffer though and just give him the attention he wants :biggrin1:
 

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If I am on the computer for what the dogs consider too long, Remmy will sit and stare at me with his bright blue eyes. I'll say "do you want to go out" and he will dance around but if I get up and open the door, he sits and looks at me. It is only if I say OK and start to put my shoes and coat on that they all rush for the door. They only want to go out if I go with them. I open my yard gate and they all race down to the barn and after some time of racing around they are quite content to come back in and sleep for a while again.

Dogs are the greatest for getting you outside and moving around.
 

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I would say maybe she doesn't feel well - maybe a tummy ache or something (hunger pangs if you did miss her meal earlier?)

When Bella's tummy is bothering her she will pant and pace and act like she has to go potty. Then a few hours later the gas hits, the air clears and she is back to normal. Thankfully this hasn't happened since I changed her food.
 
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