Hi all, this is my first post on the boards here. 3 weeks ago we took in a rescue doberman. We are told he could be anywhere from 3-7 years old. Although most people with dobe experience think its on the younger side I that range. He is the sweetest dog ever. When inside the house. But pulled HARD on leash. He is always excited when the leash came out. After a few days we notice he would lung/bark at other dogs while walking, ten he started barking at the window at every dog that went by, and sometimes people without a dog. This lead us to take him for a professional assessment. It was deems he is not aggressive, just not socialized. The trainer gave us a new correction technique (because treats for good behaviour had little to no effect) after very little correction he now walks with a loose leash. He is still kind of leading sometimes, but is leaps and bound better than the first week. Now though into the 3rd week he seems to be lunging/barking at people that are walking by on the path. And of course still at dogs. It seems he is getting worse when meeting strangers while on leash. One lady that took the time to stop (even after he barked) and asked if it was ok to approach him. She let him snug her then gave him a pet. His demeanour instantly changed. And he was wagging and licking her hand. Is this increased "notice" of people because of the more forceful correction? Any help, theories, techniques or stories would be appreciated. I apologize for the long drawn out post.