My pup won't be home for a few more weeks but as a newbie, I have a question. I'm going to see how the trainer releases/commands and use that way but wanted to hear from people on here as well. I understand that most use pups name on a mark and back on a blind...correct me if I'm wrong...but what do you use to allow pup to eat, walk through a door, come out of kennel, to let them know they no longer have to sit or heel, etc, etc. It was my plan to use OK for everything other than a mark or blind. Is this common? Also, in my short time trying to learn about retrievers and retriever games I've seen some argue over whether or not something is considered a release or command. Am I missing something? Does it really matter whether or not you view it as a release or command?