After Kilo 'hinting' in his usual manner that it was time to get up.....a huge, very loud, exaggerated (rraaaaaaarrrrrrrrrr) of a yawn, followed by a noisy musical stretch (mmmmmmmmm) I was wondering what subtle ways your dogs have of telling you what they want. The morning yawn is very loud as Kilo sleeps downstairs, so knows it needs to be a good one!! He is not the master of subtle and has so many ways of telling me what he is after, including: Food: staring solidly at me, then sitting in the kitchen, then the dining room so he can stare some more but alternate staring at me with the kitchen, then coming back into the lounge and sitting in the floor, staring all the time. This can start at any time up to a couple of hours before a meal time . More space on the sofa - a huge stretch with paws strategically digging into my rib cage as hard as possible. Toilet - a whine if he is on the sofa and doesn't really want to move, followed by going to the door. Any other time, going to the door and scratching or moving between me and the door repeatedly. Play - lots of play bows and a toy brought to me. Fuss - a head shoved into my legs or, if he is on the floor or sofa, a little whistle, thumping tail and a roll over with his chest stuck out for a scratch. He is a very vocal dog in terms of 'talking' and is very capable of letting you know his opinion of most things; work colleagues used to call him 'chewbacca' for the range of noises that used to come from under my desk!