(idiomatic) To underperform; to lag behind; to fail to exert effort.
The coach made him run extra laps, because he was dogging it in practice.
Dog-it Sentence Examples
In the dog it has been proved that after removal from the animal of every vestige of its cortex cerebri, it still executes habitual acts of great motor complexity requiring extraordinarily delicate adjustment of muscular contraction.
Whenever you aren't actively paying attention to your dog it goes to sleep.
If you were breeding and showing the dog it would be different because then you would be accountable for all the stud services.