We have just got a six month old rescue puppy from Cyprus. He was abandoned with his brothers when he was three weeks old and has lived at the rescue for just over five months of his life. He's a beautiful well behaved dog but his anxiety is a problem. We've only had him three weeks so I'm not expecting miracles, and anyway he is so good already. It's just that when I am trying to help him in situations with strangers to desensitize him he won't accept treats while he is scared. This I've read is while they are in fight or flight mode, they want to keep an empty tummy so It's easier to run, which makes sense. It's just that every training video I've watched involves using treats or distraction (toys etc) neither of which have any effect when he is spooked. Any advice appreciated.