Tibetan Terrier Potty Training


How to potty train a Tibetan Terrier puppy with the Potty Training Puppy Apartment crate. We have Tibetan Terrier house training solutions, so housebreaking Tibetan Terrier puppies will be fast and easy. Over 50,000 dogs have been successfully potty trained with our world-famous indoor dog potty, called the Potty Training Puppy Apartment, including Tibetan Terriers. The free video below is a short version of our free 15-minute video which is located on our Home Page. The training techniques and tips are being demonstrated by Miniature Pinscher puppies, however, the techniques are exactly the same for a Tibetan Terrier puppy or a Tibetan Terrier adult dog. Tibetan Terrier puppies are also known as Dhoki Apso puppies. If you are seeking Tibetan Terrier puppies for sale or adoption, please visit our Breeders page. At the bottom half of this page is specific breed information about the temperament and traits of a Tibetan Terrier. If this breed is available in a teacup, toy or miniature size it will be mentioned below.



The Tibetan terrier evolved as an all-purpose dog, able to accompany its owner on any job. It is square-proportioned, compact and powerfully built. Its double coat, consisting of a profuse fine, long (straight or slightly wavy) outer coat and a soft wooly undercoat, provided protection from the harsh Tibetan climate. Long hair falls forward over the eyes and foreface. The feet are large, flat and round, producing a snowshoe effect for maximum traction in difficult terrain. The stride is free and effortless. Gentle and amiable, the Tibetan terrier makes a charming, dependable companion both indoors and out. It is equally up for an adventure in the field, a game in the yard or a snooze in the house. It is sensitive, very companionable and willing to please.

The Tibetan terrier likes to run and explore, and needs daily exercise in a safe area. Its needs can also be met by a vigorous game in the yard or a moderately long walk on leash. Although capable of living outdoors in temperate or modestly cool climates, it is better as an indoor, or indoor/outdoor, dog. Its long coat needs thorough brushing or combing once or twice a week.

The history of the Tibetan terrier is as shrouded in mystery as the mountains and valleys from whence it comes. The Tibetan terrier was bred in Lamaist monasteries nearly 2,000 years ago. The dogs were kept not as workers, but as family companions that might occasionally help out with the herding or other farm chores. They were known as "luck bringers" or "holy dogs." Much of the breed's history is speculation or myth; one story claims that a major access route to their valley was obliterated by an earthquake in the 14th century. Few visitors hazarded the treacherous journey to the "lost valley" after that; the few that did were often given a luck-bringer dog to help them on their return trip. As befitting any bringer of luck, these dogs were never sold, but they were often presented as special gifts of gratitude. So it was that in 1920 Dr. A. Grieg, an Indian physician, was given one of the special dogs in return for medical treatment. Grieg became interested in the breed, obtained additional dogs and began to breed and promote them. The Tibetan terrier first became recognized in India; by 1937 it had made its way into English dog shows. From there it came to America in the 1950s and was admitted to AKC registration in 1973. Incidentally, the Tibetan terrier is in no way a terrier, having only been given that name because it was of terrier size.