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Guys. GUYS! Jasmine came to me! We’ve been working on this recall for weeks, and she finally did it!

The video is not in slow motion, btw. She just runs like that.

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And that’s what a running sloth looks like! Because of past performances, I was terrified for this drill, but Country Hippie and I practiced the recall in front of Jazz so she could mentally prepare and actually visualize what she needed to do for me.

 

 

I know what you’re thinking, and it’s okay to have these feelings⁠—you wish you were me. 😁 While Jasmine’s recalls are still in the works, her favorite exercise this weekend was the double sleeve drill.

 

 

After this drill, though, she just wanted to sleep. 😅 That’s when we as a team fell off the deep end. Thank the laaawd we didn’t have role play during handler protection, because you all know how much I thrive at that. I can’t even fathom the possible outcomes… At least DeeDub was generous and gave us a preview of what the final obedience routine will look like so we could prepare. Surprise, Jazz and I were sloppy during the test run. The routine at the higher speeds was just horrific, but it became less embarrassing when the DW asked us to go s-l-o-w. We’re the trudging type, so I knew my girl wouldn’t disappoint me there. We didn’t do half bad!

And during the super long down across the field, she and her BFF 4ever (Memphis) SLAYED. Except I think Jasmine forgot what she was doing, which is why she stayed across the field for so long… Or she was waiting for the DW to tell her what to do. 🤣

 

 

The DW says that we will have peaks and valleys during training, and that all of the dogs were a little bit off, but for me and Jasmine it was like diving into Hell’s Canyon with no way back up. We had a few good moments and many, many awkward ones. And while I know we have a lot of work to do, JASMINE DID A RECALL! I’m just over the moon!

Our lack of prowess and strength the rest of the day was because of the black moon and the fact that my girl is connected to the cosmos. She just wanted to go back into a state of meditation to give thanks to the Universe for her awesomeness. I wholeheartedly support her.

This protection class is really testing my emotional stability. Usually I beat myself up over feeble performances, but JAZZ FINALLY DID A RECALL! 🤸 This weekend we just shared a box of cookies, finished my next book, and watched romance movies on Lifetime.

And how can I be upset when Jasmine made the cover of IDAHO Magazine’s September edition?!

 

 

This was such a fun article to write featuring Jacob Fowler from Blue Line K9, aka the Dog Whisperer. Be sure to grab your copy in local bookstores, markets, etc. If you aren’t an Idahoan, you can order a digital or print copy here!

 

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Hi! I’m India Caedmon, a proud introvert just living this awesome life with my dogs. I like to write stuff. Let me share your story!

indiacaedmon@gmail.com

Comments:

  • Nikki

    September 3, 2019

    I loved reading this article in IDAHO! You and Jacob have such a great friendship that started from respect and a singular goal of training Jasmine. I loved the piece! It made me cry!

  • Vivi

    September 3, 2019

    I ordered a copy of the magazine! I can’t wait to read it!

  • Jessica

    September 3, 2019

    I love how happy you are over Jasmine’s recall lol.

  • Ryan

    September 3, 2019

    I saw your article in IDAHO. Very impressive! Hope to work with Jacob soon. My dogs are obnoxious.

  • Laney

    September 3, 2019

    Omggg I loved the article, India!

  • Laura

    September 3, 2019

    YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH JACOB MAKES ME WANT TO CRY! I bawled my face off when I read your magazine article!

  • Parker

    September 3, 2019

    Yay Jasmine finally got her recall! I love reading your updates on her progress!

  • Cassie

    September 3, 2019

    I emailed you and Jacob earlier today, but I was so taken aback by your article. I cried and fell in love with your writing. Your friendship with each other and dedication to Jasmine and all these dogs just melts my heart!

  • Hannah

    September 3, 2019

    Awesome article in IDAHO!

  • Jenna

    September 3, 2019

    Omg I went to high school with you. You graduated two years before me!

  • Justin

    September 3, 2019

    I’m so proud of you India! You and the DW are gonna take Jasmine far!

  • Patty

    September 3, 2019

    LOVED THE ARTICLE!!!!!

  • Sarah

    September 3, 2019

    Can’t wait to take classes with DW.

  • Karen

    September 3, 2019

    Jasmine finally did it! I knew she would. You’re so happy and life just seeps off your writing!!! It’s always fun reading your work. Sure Jazz had some bad drills, but it’s the moon 😉

  • Sammy

    September 3, 2019

    You totally used to beat yourself up over one bad drill! Lol and now you’re happy she succeeded at one! Haha. Love you India! You’re so real and honest and you go through these internal battles that I love reading about.

  • Noel

    September 3, 2019

    I loved reading your article in IDAHO Magazine, India! I can’t wait to read your other work. I’ll be sure to recommend the DW to everyone I meet in the valley.

  • Ciara

    September 3, 2019

    Loving this blog! Read your article in Idaho magazine!

  • Alexandros

    September 3, 2019

    Very nice article in IDAHO, India! Incredibly moving and well written!

  • Clark

    September 3, 2019

    Great informational blog! Thanks for sharing your experiences in training Jazz. I’ve been thinking about getting into this and I’ll be sure to use Jacob as a trainer especially after that article you wrote in IDAHO.

  • Janae

    September 3, 2019

    I love you India and Jacob! Omg Jasmine is just my favorite! The article in Idaho Magazine was so beautiful I loved it.

  • Elouise

    September 3, 2019

    I am a big fan of your writing. I can’t wait to read your upcoming book!

  • Alton

    September 3, 2019

    Very cool article in the magazine. Jacob sounds like an incredible dog trainer! Great pics too

  • Edward

    September 3, 2019

    Great blog, India!

  • Dalton

    September 3, 2019

    Loved reading about your journey with the Dog Whisperer in IDAHO. This is very cool. I didn’t even know we had something like this in the valley!

  • Isla

    September 3, 2019

    I absolutely loved the article! It was amazing and wonderful on every level! I feel like I know you and Jacob and it’s so cool watching you all succeed.

  • Jakob

    September 3, 2019

    I’ll be sure to go to Jacob for dog training.

  • Rickie

    September 3, 2019

    Nice article! It was fun to read and incredibly interesting. I’ll spread the word of the DW when I meet folks in Boise that need dog training 🙂

  • Archie

    September 3, 2019

    Awesome article, India! Glad I found your blog. My wife would like your books, but I definitely enjoy your blog haha.

  • Bryce

    September 3, 2019

    After reading the article in IDAHO I was really happy to find that you have a blog too. It looks like Jasmine is making huge progress. Awesome job to you and Jacob training her! This is very impressive.

  • Daniel

    September 12, 2019

    This was a great article!

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