I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. I am here to represent all the bulldogs in treat distribution matters, but especially me.
Me: So, this is about you.
Stella: Of course. I saw you give Doodlebug a treat.
Me: Doodlebug and I are in training on some of his behavioral issues. The treats reinforce the lessons when he is successful.
Stella: I am well-behaved all the time. Where is my treat reinforcement? Me, too! Me, too! Me, too!
Me: You just had a treat.
Stella: That was years ago.
Me: That was 30 seconds ago.
Stella: Seems longer. How long is 30 seconds?
Me: Shall I count from one to thirty to show you?
Stella: No, please. The less human talking, the better. Now about this fair treat distribution problem…
Me: I didn’t know that we had a problem.
Stella: Here I am. Working hard. Sitting around. Only getting a treat every 30 seconds or so while Doodlebug is getting rewarded for messing around and breaking the rules.
Me: He gets rewarded when he does something right.
Stella: How often is that?
Me: Well, honestly…
Stella: Not every 30 seconds, is it?
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