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Dogging means following someone closely. Dogging can also refer to:


  • Dogging (sexual slang), a British euphemism for engaging in public sex
  • Dogging, in Scotland refers to truancy
  • Intentional restriction of workforce productivity
  • Navy regulations call for fastening or 'dogging the hatches' to preserve the integrity of the ship.


  • Dogging includes the application of slinging techniques including the selection and inspection of lifting gear, and also covers directing crane or hoist operators in the movement of loads, including when loads are out of sight of the crane driver
  • Dogging or dog tracking, a problem with vehicle wheel alignment where the vehicle's axis of movement is a few degrees out of parallel with its centreline
  • Dogging, the use of a mechanical device called a "Dog" to fasten something to something else (for example, doors, hatches, or shafts)



  • Dogging, a former method of catching wildfowl, using a Duck decoy pool and a small dog