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As far as walking on the leash, you might try different treats. Work on finding something that he loves so much it will get his attention outside. In addition to that, do not move forward on your walk until he is not pulling. At first, you might be standing still A LOT more than you're walking. You might not make it past your driveway, or even your front porch! If you walk while a dog is pulling, you are showing the dog that he gets what he wants (to go) with that behavior. If the leash is tight, stop, and don't move until he loosens up. It will take patience on your part, but he'll get there.
At night, you need to be crating him. it sounds like he hasn't learned that he needs to hold it overnight, but at 8 months, he should be able to just fine. Has he ever been in a crate?
The shock collar is not something I would personally use for training. I think you might be setting him up for quite a bit of anxiety when you leave by using it that way. Not only is his person leaving, but he's getting shocked at the same time. Now when you leave, it will be even scarier for him.
I would get a crate if you don't have one, and several Kongs. Fill a Kong full of yummy things like peanut butter, oatmeal, kibble, etc. and freeze it. Then, when you leave give him the Kong in the crate. This way he is getting something positive when you leave, rather than negative and painful.