Variety is the spice of life, so they say. When training, I often forget to mix things up. At the Kathy Sdao seminar, she talked extensively about surprising our dogs with rewards they’re not expecting. She even goes so far as to hide hamburgers in trees to use as rewards for her dogs on their walk. 😉
I think it’s important to vary things up a bit when training. I know Risa would probably rather chase a squirrel than eat a treat while we’re on a walk. So, when I can, I’ve been trying to give her more varied rewards.