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Mentalitet - beteende

Uppförande/karaktär: Tibetansk mastiff är självständig och respektingivande. Den är beskyddande och mycket lojal gentemot familj och egendom. (om beteende i rasstandarden SKK)

Läs hur 102 TM upplevs av sina ägare.

Preliminär MH- rasspindel baserat på både svneksfödda och utlandsfödda TM i Sverige.

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VIktig info om TMs medfödda beteenden och också tips om hur man kan förhålla sig till en sån självständig ras. Från Tibetan Mastiff Rescue, Inc.
19 oktober 2018

"Tibetan Mastiffs are guardians of people and of property. That is their job, they are genetically programmed to do their job. Some are much more serious than others however there is NOTHING WRONG with a highly protective TM. They are not broken, they are not damaged, they are doing what every cell in their body tells them to do, these are the same cells that tell a Lab to go after a ball that's thrown.

Those that believe you can "train" him out of doing his job completely misunderstand the breed and dogs in general. It's genetic. It's ingrained and if you try to take the dog's job away, you will have far worse "problems." You can no more train your brown eyes to be blue than you can train the protectiveness out of a TM.
30 years ago it was the rare TM that would bite. They would stop what they viewed as an intruder but you rarely heard about the skin being broken, some ripped clothing, some bruises but it was just a warning.

The breed has changed over time with the swapping of breeding dogs all over the world, the introduction of other breeds into some lines. Now it's the rare TM who retains the traits of the "old TMs."

We can't say it enough, it's not socialization, it's not training, it's your dog. You can get a puppy and do everything right and he can still grow up to decide that no one except his immediate family is okay and he can be a danger to others. The ONLY option is to manage the dog, not to change him. Accept that you have a highly protective dog and put locks on the gates and doors and control who opens the door, who walks the dog. That is all you can do. We have seen TMs absolutely destroyed by "trainers" who use all sorts of aggressive methods trying to "tame" them. They usually end up unsalvageable.

Your TM is doing his job, he's protecting you and your home. Love him for that, accept him for what he is and adjust your life to manage that." 

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