We adopted two, 3-yr-old bonded Spoo brothers four months ago from a rescue group. They were given up by someone who traveled for work and wasn’t home much. They were supposedly kept in a bedroom for weeks on end, with the only human interaction being someone who came to take them out and feed twice a day. We were told this went on for a year or more. These wonderul boys have obviously had training and are very mannerly in the house. They are very shy, untrusting and unsocialized, although are wonderful with us and have been from the minute we met. They didn’t respond to their original names at all. They have since learned their new names, which makes it easier to get their attention when needed. The negative issues we are having is the loud, uncontrollable barking at anything that moves outside, and walking on a leash. I walk both together as it causes them great anxiety if separated. They know what “Heel” means, but are so distracted by everything around them, that they can’t concentrate. They pull horribly on the leash. I have tried walking with treats in my hands, which works if they are not distracted. I know they will become more and more secure and confident with time, but I after almost getting pulled down yesterday during an aggressive outbreak from seeing another dog on a leash, I am considering a corrective collar. I’ve been reluctant because they seem like torture devices to me, but I’m getting desperate for improvement. We walk two miles a day, and at the end of the walk I am exhausted from wrestling them. I would welcome any advice.