Although I do call them dogs and will portray them for the most part as such, they aren’t strictly similar to our real world dogs. Outside of having a more complex language and culture, they also have —a to a degree— a better ability to interact with their world, such as wielding tools.
Albeit basic at best, they can hold and grasp objects. But they cannot handle precision very well. Small tools such as needles, scissors, and screwdrivers would be difficult to handle and thus non-existent. The things they make in turn would be simple and rudimentary.