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How long have you wished to adopt a Tibetan Mastiff puppy? Well, perhaps it’s time to welcome a TM to your family. 

Nevertheless, potential pet owners should be ready for an adventure in the first two years. This breed isn’t exactly cooperative in spite of its intelligence. It matures slowly and requires a great deal of training to become obedient and social. 

Follow this guide to learn about Tibetan dog puppy sales and training. 

Price Factors

The price range of Tibetan Mastiff puppies starts from $1500 to $5500 when buying one from a breeder. When making a purchase from a rescue home, the price is usually lower than $1500. Nevertheless, the price is determined by various factors, such as season, location, genetics, breeder reputation, ethics, and certification. 

For instance, the season is an important factor affecting the price of Tibetan Mastiff puppies, as females are only bred once annually. In general, buyers have a tendency to purchase TMs when the weather conditions are kind enough to allow them to pay a visit to the breeders. Another factor that affects the price is the location of the buyer and the breeder. TM puppies tend to be costlier in areas where the demand for such pets is higher. 

Moreover, the reputation, certification, and ethics of the breeder play an important role in the price as well. Breeders who have trained, fed, and cared for the puppies while waiting for a suitable buyer to appear, impose higher prices. Also, breeders who provide complete documentation on health status and genetic background sell Tibetan Mastiffs at higher prices. 

Genetics is another factor that has an influence on the price. Given the slightly unethical character of the breeding practices over the last decade, purebred Tibetan Mastiffs are indeed rare, which makes them significantly more expensive than cross-bred puppies. Read more about the health, history, and description of Tibetan Mastiffs. 

Finally, certification increases the price of TMs, but it provides an invaluable background check of the dog on sale. By obtaining certification, buyers get to see the history of medical checkups and vaccination records. 

 

Training

Potential TM owners should be aware of the importance of training their new pets immediately after the adoption. Tibetan Mastiffs require plenty of socialization and training due to their territorial nature. Owners must be consistent with the training so as to achieve success and be considered superior by their puppies. 

Leash training is highly important, but your TM is likely to oppose in the beginning. It’s your job to make the process as much comfortable as possible. Make sure you choose a flat collar with no medallions or tags, as these noisy items seem to distract puppies. Your pup has to get accustomed to the collar first prior to attaching a leash to it. 

In the course of training, make sure your Tibetan Mastiff walks on the left side, as well as teach him to stay under your control without pulling the leash. As the weight of your TM puppy goes up, you should select the collars and leashes with caution. The following link, https://www.dailypaws.com/dogs-puppies/training/basic/how-to-teach-a-puppy-to-walk-on-leash, explains how to teach a puppy to walk on a leash.

Leash training is also helpful in teaching your dog to adopt other habits, such as soiling outdoors. You should take your pup outdoors on a leash whenever it needs to soil. Consequently, it will connect the act of going outside to soiling. 

While crate training is refused by many pet owners, it’s certainly useful in the case of Tibetan Mastiffs. TM puppies are infamous for being mischievous when unsupervised, which is why most pet parents crate them when leaving them alone at home. The crate you purchase for your pup should be spacious enough in order not to confine his movements. 

Every pet parent should be prepared for resistance when he/she closes the crate door. It’s almost certain that your pup will start barking, howling, or crying. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t allow this behavior to change your mind and let your pup come out, as it’ll use your weakness against you. 

Final word

A Tibetan Mastiff may be challenging to train, but all the effort is eventually worth it!

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