Re: Teaching "heel"
Does he like toys? You can teach heeling with rewards other than food.
And absolutely start teaching the position in the house. I teach everything in my living room first, move it to my backyard, and then to the street.
Usually once I've taught them the position, and they move to that position when given the heel command, then I feel comfortable correcting them with their prong collar when they get out of position. My general rule for walking was to make forward pulling unpleasant and to make staying with me rewarding either through food, toys, praise, whatever. Argos liked tennis balls. I'd carry a pouch with several when we worked. Once I finished the correction phase, I was able to move back to a flat collar for normal walking situations, because I had a taught command in place.
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