No. Not all my dogs constantly want to be on my lap. My girl dogs, except for Marmalade and Isis, really are not that insistant on being on my lap. Twiggy like a cuddle once a day for a few minutes, Lexxi for maybe an half hour, Delilah once every couple of days for a minute or two. Mamalade and Isis want to live in my lap. My boy dogs are another story. Billy, Smoke, Reggie, and Pepper are constantly asking to be picked up and Tico a couple times a day when he get in the mood. Tico does come to me every morning to be picked up, cuddled as he licks my chin, then get his eye medication. Gonzo pefers my daughters' laps. Each dog is different and has their own preference. It's not anything you did.