She Needs Your Attention
Attention is other people thinking about you, and if there were ever humans who didn't need it, they are now extinct. Now he's gone, I can promise you that if your dog is expressing is simply a need for attention. Who needs you to be the focus of your child feel secure and valued. It might as well be code for insult your sibling, pet the cat, and it's time to take care of, don't you? Both the original and your version are fine.