The Tibetan Mastiff can live outdoors, and he is independent enough to stay home alone while his owners are at work, but he does best with another dog as a companion.When his people are home, he should be indoors with them.It's also not a good idea to let TMs supervise children’s play.
If you want a gentle and patient dog, be prepared to do a lot of homework in order to find him as well as put in plenty of effort to train and socialize him once you bring him home.
The Tibetan Mastiff is quiet, watchful, and protective of his family, including other pets, and he is inclined to be gentle with and tolerant of children.
Tibetan Mastiffs are territorial and must learn their boundaries.
Do not rely on an underground electronic fence to contain a Tibetan Mastiff.
He needs someone who can guide him with kind, firm, consistent training, never force or cruelty.
He is an independent thinker but responds well to routine.
Begin training as soon as you bring your Tibetan Mastiff puppy home, while he is still at a manageable size.
That 20-pound ball of fur will quickly grow much larger.
He is a giant breed, weighing 80 to 150 pounds or more.