I have two golden retrievers and when they want my attention, they have things they do. Cheddar will talk to me with this almost song like voice and if I don't respond, she will nudge me and talk. She will go to a bark if I don't do what she wants. This can also be triggered by my putting my hands on my hips for some reason. In the morning when I work at my computer, Canon will bring me things that she knows I will take away from her. Things she brings me are: cell phone, my make up, hair brush, house phone, my keys, clothing, inserts to my shoes, and anything else she knows will get a reponse. She brings me item after item. She dances around me very proudly with her treasures. What funny things does your dog do to get your attention?