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Puppy Training 101: How Do You Train A Mastiff Puppy?

Instead of a baby’s cooing and laugh, you see a curious puppy wagging its tiny tail, adorable, isn’t it?

But it isn’t that cute and straightforward when training a Tibetan Mastiff puppy is involved. Why is that so?

Okay, consider this, if you have brought an adult dog, will it need training? Yes, a little, but usually, adult dogs have undergone the basic training if purchased from a good breeder.
Adult dogs are also less likely to resist and will be co-operative.
So, does that mean training a puppy has officially taken the ‘hardest task ever’ position now? No, not so extreme; all you need to do is follow some proper basic guidelines.
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Puppy Training 101: This is the way to train a small puppy

1. Gain trust

Do you think gaining a puppy’s trust is easy? Many believe that way because a puppy’s tail is always wagging. But that is not a guarantee that a puppy will trust you. Even the smallest of out of place actions can startle a puppy and make it repel you.

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

Dogs, especially puppies, love getting attention and being appreciated. Making positive reinforcement is essential for puppy training 101. Whenever it comes to training your dog, like teaching commands to ‘sit,’ ‘come,’ ‘jump,’ or leash training your pup, always have its favorite snacks or treats up your sleeves; okay, you’re right in this context, in your pockets.
Reward your puppy when it obeys your command; this way, it will associate motivation with good habits. But also, be sure not to let your pup be dependent on treats, or you will end up with a bulky doggy.

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.

What is crate training?
In simple words, crate training is a form of housetraining your puppy. You expect your puppy to be in a crate when you are not at home or cannot supervise it.

Why is crate training necessary?

• Crate training is an essential part of puppy training 101, as most dogs will not urinate or defecate in the area they are occupying.
• A crate that your puppy occupies is its territory, and therefore it will try to control its urges, preventing an ‘accident.’
• This is useful for you as it conveys your puppy the message that the house is off-limits to pooping or urinating.
• Crate training will also prevent your pup from wandering around when you are not home and keep it safe.
• Crate training makes not only your life easier but your dog’s as well. You want to know how? Crate trained puppies are less likely to get anxious or stressed in situations like fireworks or thunderstorms. So yes, crate training is a powerful mental health tool for your dog and rescue in puppy training 101.
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Steps To Crate Training A Mastiff

1. Pick a crate for your Mastiff

Keeping your puppy’s needs in mind is necessary, right? So pick a comfortable crate for your fluff ball.

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

The easiest way to make your pup associate pleasant feelings with its new territory, feed your pup its meals in the crate. Gently close the door without freaking your puppy out & let your pup enjoy its meal. After it is done, keep the door closed for a few minutes, repeat this step every time. Yes, it’s working, your puppy is getting comfortable now, puppy training 101 in action, isn’t it?
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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?

Don’t worry, introduce some of your pup’s favorite toys in the crate, and just let it lie around in the crate chewing on its toys. Again, this step is crucial in puppy training 101, and you will have to be patient with this one.

5. Keep a dog record

By keeping a record, we mean to keep track of how your puppy is handling the feel of a crate. Understand why it is whining, understand why it is chewing on the crate door, or barking at you. Does it only sound easy in theory? No, it will be easy practically as well.

Frequently Asked Questions:

At what age should your Mastiff puppy be housetrained?

The ideal age that a puppy should be housetrained is when it is at least three months old.
Why not earlier? A puppy younger than three months cannot control its urge to defecate effectively. Yes, you cannot expect them to have that much bladder control. Also, puppies at that age have a developing body and internal organs, so trying to housetrain your puppies before three months usually ends in an accident that you will have to clean up. Stinky right?

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?

• Golden Retriever
• Poodle
• German Shephard
• Labrador
• Welsh Corgi
• Maltese
• Australian Terrier
• Doberman, no, don’t rub your eyes, it’s true.

TM dogs are not on the top list of easiest dogs to train. 

Puppy Training 101: Tips to housebreak your puppy

• Crate training: The initial training that you should give a puppy before housetraining.
• Choose a spot and time: Or let your puppy choose one, but be sure to establish a routine.
• Use puppy pads: Why are they important? In case your puppy cannot hold it in the crate, the pads will be useful.
• Commands: Train your puppy to recognize commands like ‘hold it,’ ‘want to go potty,’ or simply ‘potty.’ This creates better communication between you.
• Observe: No, you do not have to look at how your puppy is pooping, but you need to observe if your pup is comfortable and that nothing is going wrong.
• Praise and reward your puppy when it adheres to the housebreaking rules.  
• Change the diet: If your puppy is experiencing bloating, gas, or an upset stomach, then change the diet.

• 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?