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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.

Loyal in the words true sense.

Raskännare Sanna Sander beskriver rasens lojalitet. Publiceras med godkännande av Sanna Sander.

“Tibetan mastiffs are very loyal, but not in the way most people use the word. People tend to see loyal as an extension of obedient. Obedient they are not, and there have been very few obedient tibetan mastiffs in the past.
They are too smart, too much of their own individuals to fall into line and do as they are told.
They think, draw conlusions and act on their own. This was one of the most important traits over the millennias of guarding their homes and people in the Himalayas.
A fast decision could be a matter of life or death; there was no time for ”asking for permission” or hesitation, or else livestock would be killed by predators, belongings would be snatched by thieves or the hooman servants would die.
They are loyal in the TRUE sense of the word. I looked it up in the dictionary and this is what it says:
Loyal - firm and not changing in your friendship with or support for a person or an organization, or in your belief in your principles.
Pretty much sums up the breed.
They stick by their hoomans, always. Not by command but by heart. And the rest of the world can pretty much be dead to them.
This is one of the reasons why I love this breed.
Loyalty is a rare thing these days and we are all lucky if we can find some.” -
@ask_the_tibetan-mastiff written by owner @Sanna_Sander

Medfödda beteenden hos TM

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." 

alla tm som gjort MH.
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