One term should work for both. I've never known anyone that uses two phrases. If he pees and you're pretty certain he needs to poop (for example, if he ate a meal two hours ago), then just hang around a while longer.
It may be that he'll pee then indicate to you that he really IS done, but as you start to walk back, he'll get really squirrelly. Stop stand in one spot (an area with grass, but nothing upright that he can mark on, if you can), and he may poop right there. But when I say "really squirrelly," I mean, he's tugging backward at his leash, whining and trying to STOP, not pulling over to a favorite marking spot. I'd allow that the first few times out, til he gets the hang of what we're trying to do.
But Koda's an adult, right? (As opposed to a young puppy) He can hold his bowels long enough to go when you tell him to go (I mean, my 6 month old puppy can do that
, but we've been working on that for a long time. ). So after the first few times, I'd stop giving him latitude that way. What we want to do is make it so that he "goes" at places you designate. Ideally, we want him to "hold it" til he gets home. Of course, that depends how close to home you are. If you're far away, you need to let him relieve himself at a suitable location. But he's not pulling and dragging you.
This way, you and your "goober"
can enjoy your walks more. No marking, no dragging, and you can start to work on heeling.
I did think of one thing just now. Since Koda seems to be a dog that thinks of his front yard as part of his living space, I would be absolutely sure that I would pick up his poop immediately after he goes every single time (and yeah, BF has to too.) . The nice thing about FL is that you don't have to go out in snow, rain, and all of the terrible weather (well, not as much
) as the rest of us. It's easy to say, "I'll get that next time (or during half time, when my show is over, in the morning, etc)." But given how hard you're working to get Koda to eliminate in the yard, we don't want to give him any reason to stop going once he starts.
My GSDs get weird if they're trotting through the yard and they see a pile that we somehow overlooked, for example, if their ball rolls too close to it. (I know some GSDs eat poop. Not boys!) I'd make it a point to keep your yard pristine.