Hmm, my girl Scooter whines when she's tired and she has trouble finding a comfortable position to sleep in. She also whines when she wants to be picked up to sleep in my lap. It's ok to indulge this once in a while, but make sure to make them work for anything you do for them. For Scooter, I make her sit or fetch or roll over whenever I feed her or pick her up or give her treats. No freebies!