Yup you're doing it correctly. Good for praise and ok for a release. You can use any word for either as your dog is learning the sound and tone of the word(s) along with your body language rather than actually the word itself in human meaning.
Our trainer taught with the word "free" as a release word. As in you're free to go get it, get up, go run around etc. He used yes and good for praise when things were done correctly.
Last edited by Springbrz; 01-24-2017 at 10:31 AM.