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English Mastiff Training Tips

Updated on May 30, 2011

The English Mastiff is by far one of the largest dogs that you are going to find. So you are going to want to try to find some training for your English Mastiff. I know that I have an English Mastiff who is a male and he is by far one of the most powerful dogs I have ever handled and if it wasn't for my male English Mastiff having been trained I would have my hands full because he easily outweighs me and his muscle mass is equal to my husbands.

I know that since the English Mastiff is such a large dog that many people will be looking for training tips for their English Mastiff. I know that here are a couple of tips that I have learned from training my English Mastiff that I thought I would share with everyone. These are just a couple of basic training tips and you will need to have your English Mastiff in a training course to ensure that you will get your English Mastiff well on the course of being a well behaved dog!

The first English Mastiff training tip that I can provide is that you are going to want to establish that you are the boss. The English Mastiff while they might act like they are a very stubborn dog and do not like to listen to you very well the opposite is true from my own experiences. I know that my English Mastiff likes to try to bully me and play the stupid card quite a bit, but it is the exact opposite.

The best way that you can establish that you are the boss is by walking your English Mastiff and making him wait. Now some people might argue that it is not possible to have your English Mastiff wait, but that is how you can begin to establish that you are in charge. Making him wait at doorways is the best way to start off with. That will mean standing at the doorway and you go out the door first and make him wait on the other side until you are ready to let him out. That is going to be the best way to start to get your English Mastiff to respect you as the pack leader.

The second English Mastiff training tip that I have is make him look at you. Making your English Mastiff look at you as a training tip might seem a little silly, but you will want to do this. Now for my male English Mastiff I would have him look at me when I was getting ready to give him a treat. I would have him maintain my gaze until I told him that he was free of my gaze.

Getting your English Mastiff to look is a good way to have him also start to respect you as the leader of your pack. I know that many people will think that it is silly making your dog look at you, but you will want to have them look at you to ensure that they see that you are the boss because they have to follow your commands.

While your English Mastiff is a large breed dog you will want to make sure that you get them trained properly. The English Mastiff training tips that I have listed above are a couple that will help get your English Mastiffs respect. However you are going to want to try to find a great training program for your English Mastiff here is the course that I recommend for using to train your English Mastiff. I know that while you will probably love your English Mastiff as much as they love you the best way to show this love is by having them properly trained so that they will know how much you love them.

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      7 years ago from Ohio

      Vince, I approved your comment because that book looks like it would be a great read! Please do not SPAM my Mastiff articles though. Thank you again for the kind words and make sure that you visit my site

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      Vince Stead 

      7 years ago

      I thought your article was good. My name is Vince Stead and I have a book I wrote about a Mastiff called "Sammy the Runaway Mastiff". You can get this as a book, or also as a digital download for only $2.99. You can find it on Amazon here:


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