The Tibetan mastiff does not bark

Tibetan mastiff

Tibetan mastiff


A. Tibetan mastiff does not bark

1. Does the Tibetan Mastiff love to bark?

In fact, Tibetan Mastiff does not bark easily; that is, Tibetan Mastiff does not like to bark. Because the Tibetan Mastiff is very aggressive, it is not your average pet; generally speaking, when it feels its territory is being violated, most of the time, everyone thinks it is a precursor to an attacker, so when the Tibetan Mastiff barks, it is best to stay away from it to avoid injury!

Generally speaking, Tibetan mastiffs take about four or five months to develop. However, the age of Tibetan mastiffs can vary due to their respective physiques, personalities, or some congenital factors. There are 2 or 3 months, 4 or 5 months, 7 or 8 months, 9 or 10 months, and after a year old, this thing is not fixed.

Why doesn’t the Tibetan mastiff bark?

1. New environment. When your Tibetan mastiff has not been home long and is not familiar with the environment, it will not bark. When he is familiar with his environment, he starts to be territorial and will be very aggressive and scream when strangers come.

2. Young. Many Tibetan mastiffs vocalize very late, and there is a saying that the higher the purity of an individual Tibetan mastiff, the later it vocalizes.

3. I have never met a stranger. If your Tibetan Mastiff is kept in your house all day and you haven’t met any strangers except your family, you won’t call him! Because the Tibetan Mastiff is a guardian dog and sometimes only strongly hostile to strangers, it is normal to see the owner and not call him. But if you don’t call it when you see a stranger, that’s not normal, better go to the hospital! >

4. Personality. Some dogs are calm and don’t like to bark a lot. Maybe your Tibetan mastiff is small and doesn’t bark during the day, but you might bark late at night when you’re asleep and can’t hear! >

5. Disease. If the Tibetan Mastiff has never barked, there may be a problem with the vocal organs.


How does a Tibetan mastiff bark

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

II. Tips

1. How do Tibetan mastiffs bark? >

Generally speaking, the bark of a small dog is more pointed and can be clearly heard as a woof; while the bark of a big dog is more mellow. A big dog like the Tibetan mastiff, barking big and thick, can’t really hear woof, like woof, very intimidating! >

What if the Tibetan mastiff doesn’t bark? >

Although the more pure an individual Tibetan Mastiff is, the later it sounds, if your Tibetan Mastiff is a year old, or has never barked, it is advisable to see a doctor and go to the hospital for a detailed examination to see if there is a problem with its vocal organs! >

Here are three ways to get your Tibetan Mastiff to bark:

Method 1:Use food to lure the mastiff to bark.

The mastiff owner commands the mastiff to sit, steps on the end of the leash or ties it to another solid object, and gives out codes and hand signals while teasing with food in front of the mastiff. Due to food stimulation, the mastiff may bark, but if it cannot eat the food. In the early stages of training, the mastiff should be rewarded with food as soon as it barks, which is more effective for mastiffs where the food response is dominant. As training progresses, food should be gradually reduced until it is eliminated, causing the mastiff to bark according to codes and hand signals.

Method 2:Use the mastiff’s active defense response to elicit barking.

After the mastiff owner brings the mastiff to him, the helper slowly approaches the mastiff from a distance and makes enough movements to attract the mastiff’s attention to tease the mastiff. At this point, the mastiff owner’s right hand points to the assistant teacher and gives the barking code. When the mastiff can bark or bark, a good code and a pat reward should be used immediately. The assistant teacher takes the opportunity to stop teasing or hiding by rewarding the mastiff owner. In this way, after several training sessions, the basic conditioned reflex of barking can be formed, and gradually reduce and eliminate the teasing of future helpers. Tibetan mastiff barking can only be elicited by hand signals and codes. This method is more effective for mastiffs in which the active defense response is dominant, but it should not be overused so that the mastiff does not form a bad association with barking! >

Method 3: Using the mastiff’s attachment to elicit barking.

Take the mastiff to a strange and quiet place, tied under a solid object, the mastiff owner tries to cause excitement in the mastiff, then immediately leave the mastiff to a certain distance, turn around and call the mastiff’s name, make barking codes and hand signals, the mastiff will bark excitedly because it sees the mastiff owner walk away and call its name; at this point, the mastiff owner should immediately run to the mastiff, give pats and food rewards, then let the mastiff wander.

In fact, in addition to the above methods, you can train the mastiff’s free reflex of excitement and desire to give up on food before each feeding or walk. You can also use imitation to seize all opportunities for the mastiff to bark spontaneously and build conditioned reflexes!

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