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THANK YOU, my sweet friends, for supporting Jasmine and getting copies of IDAHO Magazine! The emails, comments, and DMs are overwhelming. I love you all so much. There will be more on Jasmine in future publications, but y’allz already know you can find that juju here first 😉

My sweet tulip-munching beast is getting closer to her evaluation! 🌷 September 28th. Has it already been nine weeks? The countdown is on, and my anxiety is exponentially skyrocketing. This may or may not surprise you, but I’m totally stressed out about it.

Stress is *usually* my favorite emotion, but I’m so nervous for my girl! Everyone in the class has invested their souls into this process, and it would be heartbreaking if I let her down at the end of the month.

I wish this weekend had been the evaluations because we were awesome. I don’t say this very often because I’m super critical of us, and we always mess something up, but—oh no—not this weekend! I pranced around the field with strategic finesse and Jasmine trotted effortlessly in my wake. No big deal, but I can walk in a straight line now.

 

 

And! AND!! I made direct eye contact with the DW! Yes, you read that right. I even spoke in coherent sentences, thankyouverymuch. They were short sentences because the man still scares the sense out of me, but your girl did it! No sunglasses to hide my crossed eyes. No “accidentally” forgetting to wear my contacts and attempting to follow the sound of his voice. I am proud to say that I am becoming less of an invalid with every passing day.

And as a result of my awesomeness, Jasmine SLAYED. All of the dogs did so well especially compared to last weekend.

When I sent her out for a bite and called her back to me, she slithered to me like an earthworm, but she’s officially come back to me two weeks in a row now! Coincidence? I dunna think so. Jazz is finally getting the hang of these drills. She still doesn’t fawn over me like she does the DW, but I’ve matured significantly over the past few days and I’m not annoyed like I used to be—I’ve accepted the fact that the DW can’t cure his disease that makes all animals obsess over him. It would be mean of me to be irritated at him for something he can’t change.

Jasmine just doesn’t love me like she loves him. And I’ll take what I can get at this point even if I’m a peasant in this kingdom the DW invited Jasmine to reign over.

Oh, the sweet taste of improvement.

 

 

Oh, and I have some great news! The Dog Whisperer and I are going to start training Jazz for IPO trials. I don’t know how she’ll do because she doesn’t have drive like naughty Nika, or spunk like Memphis, but I’m determined to try. It’ll be great because the DW knows Jazz and he’s familiar with my self-proclaimed learning disabilities as well as my allergy to people.

We’re going to pave a pathway for Jasmine to slither on, and I CAN’T WAIT!

 

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Comments:

  • Dean Bing

    September 9, 2019

    I read your article and I loved it!

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  • Lonnie Storr

    September 9, 2019

    Loved the IDAHO Mag article, India! You and Jacob have such a beautiful friendship and I’m excited to see what you all do with IPO!

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  • Teresa Dingle

    September 9, 2019

    OMG YOU’RE GOING TO COMPETE! HOW COOL!

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  • Cheri May

    September 9, 2019

    I’m so proud of you and all the handlers. What an amazing accomplishment!

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  • Ericka Downes

    September 9, 2019

    I effing love the DW he’s just the coolest person ever for having your back 24/7 in all things dog training!!!!

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  • Erik Pennington

    September 9, 2019

    Very cool blog, India!

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  • Joe Wales

    September 9, 2019

    Can’t wait to read about your ipo journey!

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  • Felipe Evans

    September 9, 2019

    Oh damn I had better watch out for you on the field haha

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  • Hannah Masterson

    September 9, 2019

    Congratulations to Jazz and all the dogs for almost being done!

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  • Bernard Travill

    September 9, 2019

    Jazz and Memphis are adorable haha

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  • Timothy Maggs

    September 9, 2019

    Loved the article in IDAHO!

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  • Bradley Conneely

    September 9, 2019

    I know my name is Brad so that makes me a douchebag lol (when’s your next podcast episode btw?), but congratulations on the journey!

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  • Jordan Finnegan

    September 9, 2019

    I love Jasmine!

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  • Scarlett Coxon

    September 9, 2019

    Gosh I love reading about your journey with the dogs and the DW/Jacob. You two are very driven and I just know you’ll go far in whatever you dream up.

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  • Randall Rowe

    September 9, 2019

    Very nice article Indy!

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  • Tisha Guyett

    September 9, 2019

    Memphis is this cute smaller version of Jazz! I love that I can tell the difference between the dogs based on your descriptions. The DW looks intense…

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  • Grace Handy

    September 9, 2019

    Hi India! I had emailed you a few weeks ago about a blog collab (just in case I blended in with everyone else you spoke to that day lol). I love your blog and I can’t wait to do some guest blogging with you! Good luck, Jazz!

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  • Aaron Sawyer

    September 9, 2019

    Very exciting with the IPO! I’ll be reading that because I want to get into it but I don’t want to join a club or anything.

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  • Christie Connelly

    September 9, 2019

    Oh my gosh the DW trains IPO too? Jesus is there anything that man can’t train a dog for? lol

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  • Ryan Whitlock

    September 9, 2019

    Love the blog India!

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  • Molly

    September 9, 2019

    Good luck Jasmine!

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  • Jean

    September 9, 2019

    Your videos are so awesome! What camera do you use?

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  • Jeremiah Wicks

    September 9, 2019

    Great update!

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  • Jodie Elliot

    September 9, 2019

    I am so proud to be from Idaho! After reading your article, I looked up Jacob and I just can’t believe we have this type of stuff here! I was so surprised. I can’t wait to see what you two do with Jasmine. I’m so excited for you both.

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  • Tracy Christie

    September 9, 2019

    I love your friendship with the DW! It’s so inspiring.

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  • Countryhippie

    September 9, 2019

    our girls!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Now they rub noses in passing as a symbol of you got this sista….

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  • Jessica

    September 10, 2019

    Slaying like always, India boo boo! I love these videos.

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  • Parker Kenny

    September 10, 2019

    Great article in IDAHO! I hope to meet the DW for some dog training in October!

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  • Amelia

    September 10, 2019

    Omggg the weather in Boise is so nice! I’m just trying to survive this stupid hurricane omgggg. I need this blog to LIVE.

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  • Sarah

    September 12, 2019

    I love you, Indy!

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  • Jennae

    September 12, 2019

    Thank you so much for replying to my email omg! I can’t wait to follow you and Jacob 🙂

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  • KendraKenny

    September 12, 2019

    I love Jasmine! Good luck, pretty girl!

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  • LAWLAWLauren

    September 12, 2019

    Congratulations on the amazing magazine article! I can’t wait to read more of your work! Hopefully featuring the DW!!!!

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