as part of this vaudeville post or remembered this great post about learning to walk two dogs at the same time. Nabi and her brother Willie are very active members of SociaBulls; their mom is even New Member co-coordinator.
What we never realized was how severely shy Nabi is. Here Nabi's mom explains how walking with the other dogs is a comfort to Nabi as she tries to make more sense of the "people world". She is beginning to slowly build up positive associations with scary things in a safe environment. Here is Nabi's story along with photos of our latest SociaBulls walk (including many smiling pooches!).
Nabi, seems so different from many of our members, but can also benefit
from the same walks. If you research the typical traits of jindos,
you'll see descriptions such as: aloof and typically not interested in
affection from strangers, takes time to bond with a new owner, and tends
to be independent minded rather than driven by a desire to please. The
jindo characteristics seem to me to be the opposite of the
people-oriented and eager-to-please nature I have come to associate with
many of our members.
Sprocket (Teaching a Dog When it's not Time to Play), Lola (Living in the City with a Dog who Fears Strangers), Zoe (The Dog who "Loves Too Hard"), Izzy (Being a good pitbull ambassador while working with an energetic dog) and Maize (Being social with an unsocial pup).
Plus, join our Chicago SociaBulls Facebook page for more photos and information about group walks. We've been hearing about so many people starting great groups in their areas. Check the 'likes' on the Chicago SociaBulls page to see if a group has started by you. If you have a group and you don't see it on our Facebook page, please let us know so we can add you!