We're not done with our catching up posts yet, but those will continue shortly. In the meantime I'm looking into some ways to further facilitate our behaviour modification attempts. It's extremely difficult doing behaviour mod when your dog can't have high-value rewards (although I'm going to try boiled chicken and some plain cooked steak and maybe some turkey bacon) because he's so stressed/distracted outside that he doesn't want kibble (who would!?) and even the canned food in the food tube isn't effective anymore because it's just the same old thing. We are going to try some more foods as well as peanut butter in the food tube and maybe plain yoghurt mixed with his canned food to see if it intriques him but I'm not holding my breath. Due to that we're beginning to look into some alternate ways to "take the edge off" to where he'll be comfortable accepting food rewards and we can continue with the behaviour mod.
Note: The methods to be mentioned are not excuses to be able to slack off on our behaviour modifications but they are tools that we may use until we get Eclipse's anxiety to a managable level that we can work with simply using typical behaviour modification techniques.