Part of what makes dogs so delightful is how awkward they are. What makes them even more delightful is that they are completely clueless as to how awkward they are. Think about it: Have you ever seen a dog embarrassed?
It's a good thing that dogs don't really feel shame. They'd be much less entertaining if they did. For example, I once had a dog jump headfirst into a glass door. If he were then to shrivel up and hide afterwards the whole experience would be much less endearing.
Or maybe not. I don't know. That actually sounds pretty cute, too.