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T Mastiff Puppy Training, Crate Training & Socialization

As you probably know, Tibetan Mastiff puppies need to be monitored and corrected, or they can grow up to be a danger to themselves and others, just like so many other breeds. Puppy training is tough, though; yes, we know you have heard about it multiple times. What helps then?

Let’s find out.

What Age Should You Start Mastiff Puppy Training?

• According to the AKC, healthy puppies should be enrolled in training classes, and their training should start when the puppies are 7-8 weeks old.

• Okay, first things first, according to the American Society of Veterinary Behaviorists (AVSAB), a puppy, before joining training classes, should be administered the first dose of the DHPP vaccine. Yes, this is the minimum criterion recommended. Vaccine and everything synthetic should of course be avoided, but these are minimum criterion. If you want to follow these recommendations is up to you. (I always avoid vaccination, and the same goes for my pets.)

• What is the DHPP vaccine? It is a vaccine administered to puppies for protection from four diseases, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. The vaccine comes in a series of three shots.

• Why is the vaccine recommended to be administered? Because it might reduce the chances of developing the above diseases in your puppy, from public spaces and other dogs present in dog training classes.

• Why 7-8 weeks age, though? Why not ten weeks? Why not twelve weeks? Because the essential training programs covered, socialization, obedience training, and bite inhibition are most effective when your puppy is 7-8 weeks old.

• How do we know that? Well, because a puppy’s critical developmental period has the limit capped at 12 weeks. If trained late, your puppy might not grasp all the training lessons, leading to behavioral problems in the future.

• Bite inhibition needs to be taught before your puppy is six months old because that is when your puppy is developing its teeth, has an active jaw, and looks to play with its canine buddies and human buddies.

Mastiff Puppy Socialization Training

According to the AVSAB, puppies from their youngest age should be socialized adequately. Are you looking to introduce your puppy to your friend? Go for it.

Does your friend have a gentle and friendly dog? Yes, introduce your Tibetan Mastiff puppy to socialize with it. Why is it so necessary? It will help your Tibetan Mastiff puppy with anxiety, and make it realize that people and other dogs are not its enemies.

Reduce Mastiff Puppy Aggression

Yes, socialization training will also reduce your Mastiff puppy from being aggressive.

Is there a proper process for it? Yes, there is, make sure that your puppy is not overwhelmed with people, dogs, toys, and puzzle games. Let the puppy take it slow and motivate it with healthy treats.


Mastiff Training and Socialization with a girl

Mastiff Puppy Biting Inhibition Training

Stop puppy biting through inhibition training. What happens if you don’t? Your puppy can bite into anything and anyone; it can get sick, injure itself, injure someone else, infect someone else, which are things we don’t want, right? Puppies can be trained to keep their bite pressure in control when they are playing with other puppies. You should also train your puppy to understand the “drop it” or “leave it” command.

Tibetan Mastiff Temperament & Obedience Training

Puppy obedience training classes is fundamental to reduce aggression in your Tibetan Mastiff. If it was supposed to be expressed in percentage, it could be 110% out of 100%. Even the best puppy training books and training classes give the utmost priority to obedience training.

Why though? Why is it so important, and what is taught in it? In obedience training, your puppy is trained to recognize its assigned name, basic commands like “sit,” “stand,” “come,” “stay”. What else?

Yes, your TM puppy will also be given positive reinforcement-based training, which will make it understand which commands need to be followed, and the plus point? Your puppy stays motivated.

Puppy Training - Healthy treats

The Best Puppy Training Books

Below, you will find some popular and highly rated books for training Tibetan Mastiff puppies and other breeds as well. 

1. The Puppy Primer, by Patricia B. McConnell and Brenda Scidmore: 
Rating on GoodReads: 4.3/5 
Details: One of the best puppy training books for happy puppy owners. Many trainers and dog parents recommend this book because of the focus the author puts on the ‘Importance of socialization in puppies’ and how it can be followed through when your puppy is between the crucial age of three to five months. Do not be surprised if you find this book in your puppy’s training classes as well.
2. Puppy Training for Kids: Teaching Children the Responsibilities and Joys of Puppy Care, Training, and Companionship
Rating on GoodReads: 4.0/5 
Details: Do you have kids at home? And are they continually reminding you that they are “so bored,”? Well then, time to put a big responsibility on them. Yes, puppy training. Do you have doubts about whether your kids will be able to fulfill their duties? Then this book is the solution for you. It provides all the essential knowledge on puppies, from socializing a puppy at home to potty training and teaching your puppy all the basic commands—one of the best puppy training books.
3. The Art of Raising a Puppy by The Monks of New Skete: 
Rating on GoodReads: 4.13/5 

Details: Having trouble building a relationship with your puppy? Then time to read this book; not only will it mentor you into becoming your puppy’s best pal, but will also give you insight into all the essential puppy training protocols and steps. Easily one of the best puppy training books, the author has covered every problem that a puppy owner can face, from out of control biting to pooping in the house, from your pup being aggressive to strangers to being a whiny baby when denied a treat.

Are you looking to apply some techniques that you read in your best puppy training books? Don’t know how to go about it?
To help you getting started, let us cover the two most essential training avenues that are covered in most of the puppy training books:

Tibetan Mastiff Crate Training

• Make it a casual introduction: Your T Mastiff puppy should never be forced into a cage or a crate. Would you like to be shoved into your room forcibly? No, right? Let your puppy wander around the crate first, examine it, and willingly enter it.
• Serving meals to your puppy in its crate helps your puppy associate pleasant feelings with its crate.

• Please close the door: While your TM puppy is feasting on its meal. After it’s done with its meal, open the door immediately. Repeat the process next time, except delay opening the door by a few minutes every time.

• Extend the crate time: How do we do that? Place your puppy’s favorite chew toys in the crate; let your puppy play with them and lie in the crate. The goal is to keep your puppy in the crate for a longer time.
• Leave home and return: Why is crate training needed in the first place? Because you do not want separation anxiety to manifest in your dog when you are gone. Well, fulfill the purpose of the training and leave your home please.
• Practice and Patience.
Mastiff Socialization - Kids

T Mastiff Potty Training

• Crate Training: This is the building block for potty training your puppy.
• Puppy Pads: These can be used for when your puppy is too young to control its urges and can experience an ‘accident’ on the house mat.
• Scheduling: Creating a schedule is very important and not just for humans; oh come-on, you know what we mean, don’t you? Similarly, puppies need to go at a specific time and place. The good news is, you can influence that. How?
• Proper Diet: Design a healthy and adequate diet for your puppy, which will not make it sick and also match your puppy’s poop schedule with a convenient time for you.
• Keep the house carpet off-limits: Your puppy cannot help but take a dump on your house carpet. Why is that? Because it feels comfortable like grass to your puppy. Therefore, keep the rug away from your puppy’s reach.

• Train your TIbetan Mastiff puppy to recognize trigger phrases or commands.

• Praise your puppy when it goes poopy at the appropriate place. Yes, positive reinforcement can be applied here as well, crazy, right?


Puppy training has never been more accessible when you refer to the best puppy training books and adopt the books’ techniques.

T Mastiff training camps and classes are also beneficial, and you should utilize the full potential of them.