Shouldn't you be able to tame something a bit further away? Currently you have to be within 2 tiles, which seems too close. I recalled being able to follow while taming without problems at 3 tiles away. 3 tiles makes it so you can auto follow and not run into "that is too far away" while taming. Just to clarify, I am talking about having to target whatever you are taming. You can still succeed/fail from 3 tiles away, just not retame.
Also, when you try to release something via "name release" it won't release unless it obeys you, which I don't recall bring correct either. However. of you click it then select release it does.