But it isn’t that cute and straightforward when training a Tibetan Mastiff puppy is involved. Why is that so?
Puppy Training 101: This is the way to train a small puppy
1. Gain trust
So how do you gain its trust? Puppy Training 101: Familiarize it with its new home, be present with it initially, when it is brought from the breeder, feed it food yourself; this can be a big boost for your trusting relationship.
2. Socialize A Tibetan Mastiff Puppy
It is a blessing that puppies are naturally so curious, isn’t it? It would help if you took advantage of their age and gradually socialize your Mastiff puppy to new people, surroundings, and situations. Take them to a long drive. Yes we mean it! They will probably stare out the window and take a look at what is in store for them.
Socialize your Mastiff puppy with other dogs of every breed you can come across. This is a crucial point in Puppy Training 101. Why? You could end up with a dog aggressive to other dogs if you don’t socialize them.
3. Positive Reinforcement
4. Patience With Your Tibetan Puppy
Yes, that’s right, patience is the key to your Mastiff puppy’s heart. It is also the key to better train your puppy. Are you trying to potty train your dog? You may have to try it fifteen or twenty times before you see some success. What next? Looking to teach your pup some basic commands like ‘sit,’ ‘stop,’ ‘come,’ ‘move’? Yes, you guessed right; it will take some time before you and your little canine buddy get it right. Be patient with your puppy, and keep trying.
What is the first thing that you should train your puppy?
Tibetan Mastiff crate training, yes, you heard it right, that is the first thing you should train your puppy.
Why is crate training necessary?
Steps To Crate Training A Mastiff
1. Pick a crate for your Mastiff
2. Introduce your pup to the crate
How do you introduce it to the crate? Simple, keep the door of the crate open, place a comfortable blanket or pillow in the crate base. Just let your puppy wander around it, sniff it, and examine it; yeah, they do look like tiny doctors, don’t they? Please do not force your puppy to enter the crate; give it the liberty to do that.
3. Start feeding a Mastiff puppy in the crate
4. Increase your Mastiff pup's crate time
You can start doing this slowly and gradually with the help of positive reinforcement and meals. But what should you do when you are out of your house for a longer time, like more than 30 min? Will you have to leave your puppy alone in the crate? Yes, you will have to. Sounds intimidating?
5. Keep a dog record
Frequently Asked Questions:
At what age should your Mastiff puppy be housetrained?
Why not later? Okay, maybe the housetraining can be pushed to when your puppy is four months old. But not later than that, why you ask? Because as your puppy gets older, it will get accustomed to pooping in the house and will be harder to train.
Which dog is easy to train?
TM dogs are not on the top list of easiest dogs to train.
Puppy Training 101: Tips to housebreak your puppy
• Have patience, and keep practicing: Housebreaking and potty training a puppy is probably the hardest thing you will do. This is true also for TMs.
Training a Mastiff puppy is not that intimidating as it sounds, and as a responsible puppy parent, I bet you will show commitment, won’t you?