Sometimes our little pup just doesn't understand that the laundry needs to be folded - and stay folded. Or that when the floors are freshly waxed it's probably not the best time to run across them with muddy paws. Sometimes she doesn't really get that piles of paperwork are not chew toys.
So on days when she really isn't getting all of those things, it's important for me to remember that maybe telling her no, no, no isn't what she needs to hear.
What she really needs to hear is - let's go for a walk or let's play B-A-L-L. Somehow this makes what could be a disastrous day for both of us into a good solid day of work and play.
Because she is such a good girl. Really.