Your plan sounds great, Sandra! You and Tippet are looking fantastic!
Yes, that is perfectly ok. Anything that he understands as his end cue works. Even better if it is something you both enjoy 🙂 We all use something different for each of our dogs. For me, Callie keeps her ball, Cash gets to do a “hooray” bounce and Da Vinci (very literal boy) simply likes a ” that’ll do”.
Really great work! The re-cue will come in handy in the field!