Foster/Adopter Tips

These are a few of the essentials we recommend to all fosters and adopters regarding their ‘new’ dog:

1. The dog may not eat or drink properly for a few days
2. The dog may not pee or poop normally for a few days
3. The dog might not want to interact
4. The dog may be vocal/jumpy with new or strange noises or sights
5. The dog may need ‘alone time’ and a nice, quiet space to itself
6. The dog may be a flight risk, so watch doors/gates etc – for safety’s sake, keep the dog on a double leash (i.e. two leashes, or a harness and a collar-leash) when you go out walking, and allow the dog to trail a leash around the home and yard so that if the dog gets into anything you don’t want it to, you can retrieve the dog quickly and without having to grab for a collar
7. Keep the dog separate from any current dogs for several days (this is directed at fosters, particularly if this is a newly rescued dog from a shelter) until we can determine if the dog has any illnesses, and remember to wash your hands with Purel (or similar) after handling her so that you don’t transfer any germs to your current dog.
If this is a new dog going to a forever home, keep the new dog separate at first so that you can take time introducing to resident dogs in a calm, structured fashion.

Stay calm and consistent, be patient and firm, enforce rules from the start, and have fun!

Why do we recommend double-leashing?
1. We recommend either 2 neck leashes or 1 leash + 1 harness with a separate leash until the dog is truly settled. With 1 leash, you are pinning all your hopes on 1 small metal clasp, or one handle-loop. Yes, it’s a bit more work, but hunting for a dog all over town if the dog gets loose will take a lot longer.
2. Do walk your dog near your house (i.e. directly out of and back to): it’s fine to bundle them into the car and take them to the park, but don’t just do that. They need to go on walks around the house to know how to get home in the event they ever get loose.
3. No doubt many Jindos that get loose know how to get home: they come when they are ready. When we talk about poor recall, independence, selective hearing – etc, this is what you could be dealing with.
Dogs that are spooked tend to move a distance over a series of days, and then stop running scared and settle into an area in which they feel secure. They can be recaptured more easily once they have stopped running.
But remember, the breed is known for their desire to explore and wander should they be given the opportunity.
It is our duty as responsible dog owners to ensure that they are kept safe!