Jindos are very intelligent and refine their thinking and problem solving abilities. For instance, they can generally find ways to slip out of regular collars and can discover weaknesses in almost any fence. Therefore, we recommend no-slip collars or harnesses and a solid fence at least 6 ft tall. Jindos are very cat-like in their movements and are agile enough to jump most fences if they really want to. When bringing a Jindo home, we recommend supervising them when outside until they become acquainted with their new surroundings.
Most Jindos tend to be aloof with strangers and are generally cautious around people they don’t know. Jindos tend to have dominant personalities, as with any Spitz breed. Because of this, obedience training and proper socialization are important. If your Jindo has an alpha personality, as many Jindos do, it is important to acquaint yourself with alpha dogs and how to handle them with proper leadership, training and socialization.
Jindos develop a strong sense of territory and will let you know when intruders are present. Un-welcomed animals inside a Jindo’s territory will likely be met with extreme displeasure. As indoor dogs, Jindos are generally not overly hyper. However, if they get loose, they are quick and will give you a run for your money. Regular, daily exercise makes for a happy Jindo. Jindos can be stubborn and willful. Owners must have patience and an appreciation for their independence. On the flip side, they very much want to please their owners and are among the most loyal and devoted dogs you can find.