People keep saying, "a tired dog is a good dog." I get that. A tired dog won't cause a lot of trouble because he doesn't have the energy.
What they keep forgetting to say is that for the dog to get tired, the owner needs to get tired. If Oreo is going to sleep the morning away, we need to walk a mile or two after dropping the girls off at the bus. In the afternoon he gets a shorter walk as we pick up the girls from the bus. After dinner he gets another one mile walk.
All of this wears out the dog, but it wears out all of us too. He's tired and so are we. I guess the good news is we're all too tired to get into any trouble. The bad news is that if we're going to keep us this pace, I need a new pair of walking shoes.