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Dog Training Workshop, and an element of the Dog Science Network
The Release Command
A well-trained dog will not only obey every command he is given, he will also continue to obey until you tell him to stop. For example, when you command your dog to sit, he should continue to sit until you tell him that it is okay for him to disregard that previous order.
The release command is the word you say to let your dog know that it is now alright to stop obeying the last command he was given. Or, if he is waiting on the curb, the release command can be given to tell him that it is now okay to enter the street.
On this website, as in most places, the word okay is used as the only release command.