Thanks for the additional information on obedience ring vs. field, that's a big help. I am already using "here" for field heeling, it seemed natural to me. We are preparing both dogs for master tests this year: once we got that done I will switch the emphasis to the higher level obedience classes and then move on to agility. I think we could say nothing at all and still get the job done when hunting. Regardless of what we're doing, I get comments all the time from people who are watching us who say "we have a lab at home, but they sure don't know how to do THAT!" Wish more people would train their dogs, I think most people underestimate what the average dog is capable of. My standard response, of course, is that they need to get a chessie, LOL.