I'm on my second dog for 4-H obedience, but with this guy I'm starting from scratch - the other had already been partially trained. One of the exercises in competition is the recall: you leave your dog at one end of the ring, walk away, turn, and call your dog. Your dog is supposed to come to you and sit straight in front of your feet. I've always used 'Come' as my command for my other dog. I also used 'come' (or just used her name) when I wanted to call her in from across the field. But in the latter case, I didn't expect her to come and sit perfectly in front of me. I just wanted her to come over by me. She seemed to be able to tell the difference between competition and normal life. With my new puppy, I'm wondering what I should do. I need to teach him the competition recall, but more importantly, I need to teach him the 'come back over here,' command. Maybe he'll someday figure out the difference, but would it be better to have two DIFFERENT commands for the two different things? That way, he'll always know exactly what I want and can act accordingly. Any advice? Anybody have a dog that you show competitively - what do you do with your obedience dog with the word 'come?'