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  • Keywords
    • Fearful Dog,
    • Dog Training,
    • Dog Rehabilitation,
    • Personal Account / Memoir,
    • Rescue Dogs,
    • Dog Fear Reactivity,
    • Xoloitzcuintli

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Jace's Journey
by Daenna Van Mulligen

“There’s nothing more I can do for you.” We had officially hit rock bottom, my dog and me. A moving story about a woman and her dog, Jace’s Journey is a testament to those dog owners who, try as they might, struggle with their dogs’ anxieties, triggers, and traumas. Van Mulligen takes you on a journey through time, trust, consistency, and acceptance—from tears to triumph. The journey begins when Van Mulligen and her husband choose to foster Jace, a rescue pup and their first-ever dog. Beautiful and charming, Jace is a Xoloitzcuintli from Mexico who, despite his sweet character and calm demeanour, is troubled and anxiety-ridden. The busy streets, loud noises, and passersby of Vancouver, B.C. have a terrible impact on him, unleashing behavioral issues and unshakeable fears. Out of her depth, Van Mulligen seeks help from professionals everywhere. Van Mulligen journals the struggles and successes of Jace’s training, development, and rehabilitation. Far from easy, she details the challenging process, including what tools and resources proved fruitful and which tricks and tips gave them hope. Chock-full of good advice and relatable experiences, this book is a light in the dark for dog owners and lovers.

"The online dog owner and dog trainer community needs more stories like Jace’s. I’m a firm believer there is no one-size-fits-all training and we need to open the conversation about listening to our own instincts and training the dog in front of us. Daenna’s bravery might have just done that — being brutally honest about her own feelings, mistakes and challenges… This book is the much needed conversation starter that every dog owner needs to read at least once, whether they have a reactive dog or not." —Brigitta Orosz Dog Behaviourist, Owner of Poochology UK

Daenna Van Mulligen is a beloved wine writer and reviewer with more than twenty years’ experience. After years of living and working with Jace, she has become just as passionate about dog training. While in the thick of Jace’s rehabilitation, Van Mulligen noticed a lack of resources about dogs with behavioural issues written from an owner’s perspective. After years of learning, researching, and working with top-notch trainers, Van Mulligen is in a unique place to offer a helping hand and ray of hope to fellow dog owners who may be similarly struggling. Van Mulligen lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband Barry and two Xoloitzcuintli dogs, Jace and Xoco.


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