Alex is an expert audio technician and not a dog wrangler. In fact, Alex is allergic to dogs and is too polite to mention this. It should also be said that you can tell the animal is falling in love, licking his palm, lolling like a contented baby.
That's what I like about the socially awkward weirdo I play on Just Cuddle. She doesn't have a love story. She's a professional friend. In pop culture, women aren't friends with men unless they are eventually going to become love interests. Friends on literally any other sitcom would be called "We're fucking soon."