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I used to think I was coordinated, witty, well-informed, and wickedly clever. And then I started spending time with other people. My self-image has practically evaporated. I pretty much spend all week building upon my perfection only to be kicked off my pedestal of awesomeness on Saturday training sessions. 😬

For some reason, when I step on the training field, I lose my ability to USE MY BRAIN. Today during handler protection (where the Dog Whisperer played the bad guy and I was supposed to act like a strong individual who can protect myself), I kind of forgot what I was doing and merely mirrored everything he said.

Let me break it down for you on a particle level. After the DW threw a stick at me, this is what went down:

 

🐕🤫: “Hi!”

 

🤷: “Hi?”

 

🐕🤫: “Why you walkin’ away?”

 

🤷: “…”

 

🐕🤫: “I just want to pet your dog!”

 

💁: “I just want to pet…YOUR dog!”

 

I know. And just when you thought I couldn’t get any worse.

I’m really hoping he couldn’t hear me. Like, REALLY hoping. When we have to act out these scenes, I don’t often show myself in a good light. I think I recovered pretty well, though. I followed up with a giggle and a “Ooo, my dog is gonna bite you!”

I also got a solid “stop” in there that I’m very proud of. Today was a good day, y’allz. 🙌 Jasmine was a wonderful protector until the recall drills.

You know what my problem is? (Other than the obvious.) I tear myself down because of one unsuccessful drill. I have vowed to stop doing this. I mean, last weekend I was wretched, and Jasmine and I couldn’t do anything right—so I feel like my emotions were justified then. But this weekend, Jasmine and I only botched one thing. While it doesn’t help my chronic anxiety, I’m learning to go with the flow per the advice of the DW.

 

 

Not too shabby for going with the flow, eh? BTW, in the last video, the DW is not taking a phone call mid-exercise (LOL) although that would have been really awesome. We did bites on the suit jacket, leg bites, and the DW managed to keep me thoroughly confused and Jasmine incredibly engaged.

Jasmine’s BFF 4eva was back on the field as well. I have a little video of Memphis attempting the same recall drill as Jazz, and I’m trying very hard not to compare the girls’ performances, so I’ll let you be the judge instead…

 

 

I say Jasmine won. 😉

 

😬😬😬

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Comments:

  • Kelly K.

    August 25, 2019

    omg i love your blog, india! i love your writing and how funny you are even when things aren’t going your way. jazz looks amazing out there! ok so maybe memphis has a better recall, but dw will help with that lol

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  • Carina Sancheez

    August 25, 2019

    I can’t believe you only have 5 weeks left! I’ve been following your journey since the beginning. I’m rooting for you Jazz, Indy, and Blue Line K9!

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  • Parker

    August 25, 2019

    JASMINE HAS MADE INCREDIBLE PROGRESS

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  • Lindsey

    August 25, 2019

    I’m so proud of you all! Look at Jasmine go. Look at her on the leg thing! That’s incredible. I wish there was a dog trainer in North Dakota like this.

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  • Lauren Keller

    August 25, 2019

    I’m so happy you’ve activated comments again haha

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  • Jessica

    August 25, 2019

    My favorite author, blogger, and all of the above!!!! I knew this week would be better for you!!!! I just felt through your writing that last week was rough. What the heck is up with DW taking his phone out? lolol I realize now he was taking a video of Jazz, but it does totally look like he’s about the answer a phone call. hahaha

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  • Lainey

    August 25, 2019

    I can’t wait for your update next week

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  • Jamie MacLean

    August 25, 2019

    I love you, India Caedmon! I’m so happy you allowed comments back! I can’t imagine how long it takes to go through everything, but I hope you see this. You’re my favorite author of all time and I can’t wait for Number Infinity to come out. I’ve been waiting for Lance’s story for ever. You sharing your life outside of writing is so inspiring and I can honestly see pieces of your characters in you and the people around you.

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  • Cassandra Hulme

    August 25, 2019

    I can’t wait for you to post your travel content!!! I love these articles on Jasmine especially since you’re new to dog sports and high-drive animals yet you’re still diving in. I’m learning so much!

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  • Keri Pickering

    August 25, 2019

    Gosh. DW is effing cute.

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    • Tanya Gardner

      August 25, 2019

      I know! I wish he wasn’t married lol

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      • Mary Colley

        August 25, 2019

        Who said anything about him being married? Where!!!!

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  • Jessica Hampton

    August 25, 2019

    Yus i think he’s married, too. He’s gotta be, right?

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  • Andrea Eden

    August 25, 2019

    Memphis is like a smaller version of Jasmine! They have kind of the same coloring

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  • Claudia Galvin

    August 25, 2019

    I adore Jazz and Memphis’ sister bond!

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  • Roberto Bostock

    August 25, 2019

    Hey India I’m really enjoying the content on your blog. I’m new to PSA and this gives me a taste of what’s to come.

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  • Carmen Cheshire

    August 25, 2019

    This blog makes me swoon and makes my heart full of love!

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    • Sophie Milligan

      August 25, 2019

      I know haha it’s so inspiring

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  • Jeffery Browne

    August 25, 2019

    India how old are you? I feel like you’ve accomplished so much, I just have to ask.

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  • Tracy R

    August 25, 2019

    Good luck, Jasmine! 5 weeks left to go!

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  • Dana Saunders

    August 25, 2019

    I’m so excited for Jasmine and the DW! Are you all gonna do some airplane bites too? That would be so cool!

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  • Kenneth Warren

    August 25, 2019

    Do you have a drone? Drone footage would be awesome if it doesn’t bother the dogs. I feel like that would be a big distraction, tho.

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  • Jose Connolly

    August 25, 2019

    Haha India you crack me up. You’re very well spoken.

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    • Jose Connolly

      August 25, 2019

      *Or well written lol

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  • Janice Morton

    August 25, 2019

    Gosh I need Number Infinity to release! I’ve been binging on your blog in anticipation lol

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  • Gloria P

    August 25, 2019

    Love your blog, India! Thank you for bringing the comments back! Now we can gossip lol

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  • Yvette Walters

    August 25, 2019

    Good luck Jazz!

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  • Allison Costa

    August 25, 2019

    Bearded men are hottttt. That other guy with the sleeve is pretty fine, too. Lots of good looking men in Idaho apparently.

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  • Annette Barnett

    August 25, 2019

    I bet none are single. 🙁

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  • Bradley B

    August 25, 2019

    I’m too busy checking out the girls haha

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    • Erica Tyrrell

      August 25, 2019

      Guys named Brad are douchebags, says India. Go away, perv.

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      • BRADLEY B

        August 25, 2019

        So you all can talk about the “hot guys,” but I can’t acknowledge the beauty of a woman?

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        • ERICA TYRRELL

          August 25, 2019

          No because you’re a creep.

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        • Jessica

          August 25, 2019

          Go prowl somewhere else. We can say what we want because we know them. 😁

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  • Holly Hogan

    August 25, 2019

    You inspire me!

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  • Tricia Grainger

    August 25, 2019

    I wish I could have your life. I work so hard, but nothing ever happens for me. Do you have any advice on how I can be happy with myself?

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  • Maria Winfield

    August 25, 2019

    What would you say is your biggest inspiration, Indy? Why do you do what you do?!?! I’m so curious where your drive comes from. Did you just wake up and decide to train dogs? lol

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  • Mia Jacob

    August 25, 2019

    What freaks me out is that you’re good at everything.

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    • Kara Bloom

      August 25, 2019

      I know…I don’t even have good handwriting haha

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  • Kelly Robert

    August 25, 2019

    Love you India, DW, and Jazz!

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  • Charlotte D

    August 25, 2019

    I can’t wait until next week’s post!

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  • Angel

    August 25, 2019

    I love this blog so much!!!! I look forward to your updates every week.

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  • Maurice Rich

    August 25, 2019

    Look at you not wearing sunglasses!

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  • Anita Keane

    August 25, 2019

    Aw I really like Memphis and Jazz together. We need a pic of that.

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  • Mitchell David

    August 25, 2019

    I didn’t know Idaho could be so exciting. This is cool.

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  • Hannah

    August 25, 2019

    Oh honey. Jasmine lost. 😂

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  • Jenjen

    August 25, 2019

    😽 I love jazz!

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  • Jesse

    August 25, 2019

    Hahaha you make me laugh. I love your awkwardness, Indy!

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  • ReaderGirl-615

    August 25, 2019

    Can’t wait for Number Infinity to come out! 🥰 I’m your biggest fan!

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  • RomJunkie

    August 25, 2019

    Haha this post was really funny. No, Jazz didn’t win in comparison to Memphis, but by the end of the course she’ll get there! Haha. So happy comments are back 👍🏼

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  • Tim

    August 25, 2019

    I love your progression. Keep up the hard work and do whatever the DW says lol

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  • Jennifer

    August 25, 2019

    We are rooting for you Jasmine!

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  • Diana

    August 25, 2019

    You got this Jasmine! We are rooting for you and your mama!

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  • Sandy Jensen

    August 25, 2019

    This is hilarious lol! Yes Jazz needs some work on her recall lol but omg I can’t believe you have come this far in 3 months that’s incredible!

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  • Ami

    August 25, 2019

    I love you India! Here’s to you jazz and the DW! I’m rooting for you and I can’t wait for you to finish your course. Can’t wait to see the evaluation videos and a before and after 😘

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  • Carey Winters

    August 25, 2019

    I love reading all the comments haha they make me laugh. Go jasmine!

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  • Julia

    August 25, 2019

    The DW is all “ball! Toy toy toy!” And your face 😂 when you forgot it. Epic.

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