This breed is not advised for off-leash activities. Off-leash activities are extremely problematic and catastrophic at worst due to their independence and lack of attention to obedience commands.
No matter how well you believe your Tibetan Mastiff is taught, shouting “COME” will not make much difference if they believe you or they are in danger.
At best, their exuberant nature will send them over the next hill to explore, causing you to lose your dog or, in the worst-case scenario, be hit by a car. Tibetan Mastiffs should be kept on a leash at all times.
An article about properly containing your Tibetan Mastiff can be found here.
That is not the case! As they’re a protector breed, Tibetan Mastiffs might be wary and hesitant around unfamiliar people and objects. They’ll be naturally protective and territorial of your belongings and person.
Only the most well-known members of the family are allowed to enter without being greeted. Casual guests cannot be expected to simply “walk-in” without being escorted.
Despite the fact that this is a breed trait, it is the owner’s obligation to introduce and socialize their pet to guests in their home. Giving a Tibetan Mastiff a lot of early and good interaction with people and kids that come into the house is a big step.
Puppy socialization and good canine manners begin at a young age. Guests in your home should have no trouble with a well-behaved, well-socialized Tibetan Mastiff!
While it’s crucial to choose and breed for the right temperament, you should also consult your breeder for “at home” ideas and methods to allow timely socialization success.
If left to his own devices, the Tibetan Mastiff might very well find ways to entertain himself because he is intelligent and easily bored. They like wood, but everything from clothes to electronics has been reported as being destroyed.
During teething and frequently well into adulthood, proper supervision and guidance to appropriate chew toys are critical.
Monitoring, crate training, and plenty of suitable chew toys are all recommended. Chew toys for a Tibetan Mastiff can be found in large branches put out in the yard.
In comparison to its massive size, the Tibetan Mastiff consumes very little food. This could be due to the poor and harsh living conditions that were common in ancient Tibet.
Puppies require more food as they develop, but most adult Tibetan Mastiffs can maintain healthy body weight on less food than other breeds of similar size.
For a raw or home-prepared diet, an adult dog would require around 4 to 5 cups of premium kibble or 1 to 2 percent of the dog’s body weight.
The Tibetan Mastiff is supposed to be a “dry-mouthed breed.” In other words, they shouldn’t even have a wet mouth all of the time.
If they are frightened or sweating from the heat, they may drool after drinking water.
Although this varies from dog to dog, the Tibetan Mastiff is not really a water dog in general. Few will enjoy it, but the majority will be content to dip their toes in.