on BELGIAN SHEPHERD DOG and TRAINING (below)
BOOKS ON THE BELGIAN SHEPHERD DOG
The following is a list of most of the books (in English) available on the breed
I have given the books I've read a star rating, the highest being five stars ***** this is my opinion only!
Last updated September 2020
Dog ~ Jean-Marie Vanbutsele *****
Belgians From Start to Finished by Sallyann Comstock ~ the title says it all, EXCELLENT all round book on the breed *****
Working with the BELGIAN SHEPHERD by Karin Olsson ~ whilst not a book, this article is worth the read *****
Breed Compendium by Anders Lyrholm ~ I'm not sure if this is still available *****
Blueprint of the Belgian Shepherd Dog ~ Dr R Pollet *****
BERGER BELGE ANTHOLOGY ~ History, Genetics and Varieties by Sally M. Perry & Adrienne A. Pagel *****
The Belgian Shepherd Dog ~ J. Andrews & J. Cloutt, only avail from the Authors *****
The Belgian Sheepdog ~ by MargeTurnquist *****
The Complete Belgian Shepherd Dog ~ by Deborah Fleming ***
Your New Belgian Tervuren ~ American Belgian Tervuren Club. 1986 ****
Belgian Shepherd Dog and Its History (First, Second & Third Editions) - Erna Bossi *****
Belgian Tervuren (Comprehensive Owner's Guide) (Hardcover)
Belgian Sheepdog (Comprehensive Owners Guide) ~ by Robert Pollet
Belgian Shepherd (Pet love) (Hardcover) ~ by Robert Pollet
Belgian Tervuren ~ Moira Anderson-Allen
Complete Belgian Tervuren ~ American Belgian Tervuren Club; 1990
The Complete Belgian Tervuren ~ by Kay K. Maves
Belgian Annual ~ Hoflin
Belgian Sheepdogs ~ Frank E. Dykema * star rating
The Malinois ~ Jan Kaldenbach
AKC Belgian Malinois - Video
AKC Belgian Tervuren - Video
AKC Belgian Sheepdog - Video
Where to buy
Some of the books/videos listed above can be ordered through the following sites
Added October 2020
~ These aren't books, but I've added this little section to
include some resources on Practical & Hands on Training Help
Totally Pawsable Dog Training - Bowral, N.S.W. ~ Experienced with Belgian Shepherds
Dog Training by Kate - Adelaide, S.A. ~ Experienced with Belgian Shepherds
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/DOGS-ETC-dog-training-by-Kate-Lloyd-107257332745973/
Fenzi Sports Academy
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Training ~ Books, videos etc
of the books we've listed were recommended by fellow Belgian
(Thank you to everyone that contributed to this list)
The Focused Puppy by Deborah Jones & Judy Keller
Karen Pryor Clicker Training - USA dog training and cat training info, books, videos, events
Dont Shoot the Dog, by Karen Pryor, Highly recommended! http://www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DTB116
The Other End of the Leash, by Patricia McConnell, Highly recommended! http://www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DTB745
Purely Positive Training, by Sheila Booth, is an excellent reference, and another of my favorites that I definitely recommend. http://www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DTB588
Calming Signals ~ http://en.turid-rugaas.no/calming-signals---the-art-of-survival.html Highly recommended for everyone that has a dog
The sit ~ http://en.turid-rugaas.no/sit.html Highly recommended for everyone that has a dog and a great explanation of why we do not train the sit in our puppies!
Publications ~ http://en.turid-rugaas.no/publications.html
Calming Signals, photos ~ http://en.turid-rugaas.no/calming-signals-photos.html
How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days, by Shirlee Kalstone http://www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DTB132)
below marked with a * are available from JJ dog supplies www.jjdog.com - read reviews on
these books on site.
They can also be sourced by typing the Title & Author into a search engine, or use this resourse to Find the Best Price for any book on the Web
Disclaimer - I have not read all these books, some habe been recommended by friends who compete in these activities - I do not condone any form of punishment or negative reinforcement and hope that none of these contain such methods, if they do please let me know so I can remove them.
*Agility - Excelling at Dog Agility (Books 1,2,3) - Competitive Agility Training (3 Videos) by Jane Simmons-Moake - has the vote for the best books on agility.
*Obedience - The Power of Positive Dog Training for the basic concepts by Pat Miller
*Obedience - Building Blocks for Performance-Give your puppy a head start for competition by Bobbie Anderson with Tracy Libby (Covers foundation training for a puppy who will be going on to compete in obedience, agility, or other sports) "Just superb"
*Obedience - Purely Positive Training by Sheila Booth (Clicker training, beginners to more advanced training)
*Competition obedience - Steppin' Up to Success with Terri Arnold's (books 1,2, & 3) "Very detailed and well organized."
*Competition Obedience: A Balancing Act by Judy Byron & Adele Yunck "Exceptionally comprehensive and sensible. They have a good video on teaching the retrieve too."
Successful Obedience Handling: The New Best Foot Forward by Rt. Hon.Barbara Handler. "The companion video is also excellent."
Puppy Tracking Primer by Carolyn Krause
Competitive Obedience for Winners by Brian McGovern
Jumping from A to Z and Peak Performance: Coaching the Canine Athlete (2 books on canine athletics) by Dr. Christine Zink's
Dogs are Problem Solvers - Complete Obedience Training (video/book series) by Connie Cleveland
Agility Foundation Training video by Greg Derrett "Covers the importance of using play, focus on handler, solid stays, and handling ground work, slowly builds difficulty and distractions. The advantage of being a video, is seeing Greg interact with his dogs."
The Well Mannered Dog Clicker Training books, videos etc EXCELLENT (author is a Belgian Shepherd owner)
The Dog Whisperer by John Richardson & Leslye Sharon Cole is also an excellent read
Cheryl S Smith - Canine Behavior and Training Expert
Handy little resource ~ Find the Best Price for any book on the Web http://www.anybook4less.com
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