For many dog lovers, crate training has long been a source of debate and an extremely sensitive topic. The thought of confining a dog or puppy in a “cage” appears harsh and ineffective. In reality, using a crate as a place of punishment or perhaps a long-term parking spot for your puppy is harsh, but using the crate correctly is the best thing you could do for your Tibetan Mastiff!
Responsible Tibetan Mastiff Crate Training
- By taking command, you relieve any pressure on your puppy to make choices that he cannot properly be expected to make on his own.
- Dogs are pack animals who live in dens. The usage of a container in the short and long term aids in the establishment of natural order and the union of these two aspects. The pack leader, the owner, has an instinctual and necessary need to communicate his desires to the rest of the pack. You gain control over your puppy’s life by putting him in a crate at a specific time and under specific conditions. You tell him right away that you want order and discipline.
- You can be proud of yourself for providing your dog with a personal spot where he can go when he needs his own sense of privacy and security. Crate training encourages the development of a well-rounded dog, and confident, well-behaved canines understand when it’s time to relax.
- Most dog owners aren’t dog trainers or behaviorists, and they don’t always learn how to control or respond accordingly to their dogs when they’re stressed or acting off. The consistent usage of a crate promotes pups to mature into well-behaved adults who know boundaries and good manners.
Lifetime Benefits Of Crate Training A Tibetan Mastiff
- What a wonderful feeling it is to know that your dog is safe! He probably wouldn’t be able to get into any potentially lethal items or situations.
- When you have to leave your dog alone for whatever reason, the crate can provide you with peace of mind.
- You can relax knowing that your kitchen cabinets, valuable/heirloom furniture, valued items, and other beloved pets are protected from a playful, bored, nervous, or worried dog.
- When a puppy is confined to a tiny area, such as a cage, he is less likely to eliminate inside his own den space, making housebreaking much easier. You can rest assured that your fresh new living room carpet will be free of “accidents.”
- Other than that, the container can be utilized as a training tool. If you use crating techniques with your dog, for example, welcoming and introducing others to your guardian breed will become more pleasant.
- After medical operations such as spaying or neutering, or during recovery time from injuries or other surgeries, it is much easier to maintain an older puppy or adult relaxed and comfortable throughout his lifetime.
- If you wish to welcome more canines into your home at a later date, lifetime crating methods will cause less chaos and conflict.
TM Dog Anxiety During Travel
- For many TMs, being transported in a moving vehicle may be a frightening experience, thus using a crate makes traveling less stressful and much safer. If your dog isn’t used to being in a car or if being in one makes him feel out of control, he may disrupt your driving. Many TMs enjoy acting as the nervous “backseat driver,” stressing, hovering over your shoulder and drooling, or attempting to climb over and between the seats to reach the passenger’s seat.
- Because you can bring his habitat with you, your dog can travel wherever with you without feeling scared or vulnerable.
- We all hope to reach our destinations without incident, but if your pet is confined, he is less likely to be harmed or set free from your vehicle in the event of a traffic collision.
Ensure Crate Training Success
Remembering these simple guidelines will help in the effectiveness of your crate-training sessions.
Rule #1: Respect Your Dog's Space
The dog owns the crate, which serves as his home. Everyone should respect your dog’s personal space, therefore instill this in them. It’s a combination of his living room, bedroom, and dining room. Other pets should never be allowed inside your dog’s crate. Allowing toddlers to take control of a crate is not advisable. A crate isn’t a playhouse, dollhouse, or the ideal hiding spot, even if it is a perfect size.
Rule #2: Let Your Tibetan Mastiff Puppy Out Of The Crate When Needed
When the puppy cries, let him out. Failure to be consistent and committed to trying to adjust your dog to the crate will almost certainly result in the puppy becoming more determined in achieving the reverse!
Rule #3: Give Comfort
As your puppy matures, make sure he is comfortable in his crate. Associate his crate with positive reinforcement, food, treats, and suitable toys. Keep an eye on his physical development and make sure he doesn’t feel crowded in his area.
Rule #4: Don't Use The Crate For Punishment
Don’t ever use the crate to discipline your dog. When your Tibetan Mastiff misbehaves, learn coping and management strategies.
Rule #5: Do Not Overuse The Crate
Don’t overdo or misuse it! Many people adore the concept of having a dog, but their lifestyle does not allow them to spend daily time with one. Your crate will never be able to replace your human friendship. Consider how many hours per day your potential puppy will be required to be crated.
It is not suggested to spend more than 4 to 6 hours per day in the crate (in addition to sleeping in it at night). Consider the long-term implications for that potential dog versus your immediate desires. A Tibetan Mastiff does not require continuous confinement for long periods of time.