A Blue Collar term for fucking off on the job. More specifically, taking much longer to complete a work assignment than the company or boss expects should be spent on it. Dicking the Dog Poking the Pooch can effectively be used as a tool to create overtime in which the employee is paid one and one half times the hourly rate.
Man 1: Old Joe sure is Dicking the Dog today. Man 2: Yea he sure the fuck is, must have a car payment or something due cause he's gonna run that job into overtime.
acting in an unproductive manner
dude, would you stop dicking the dog and help me set up this stereo