By Vince Stead
Belgian Sheepdog Training and Understanding Their Behavior Book
Copyright © 2013 by Vince Stead
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1.The Characteristics of a Belgian Sheepdog Puppy and Dog
2.What You Should Know About Puppy Teeth
3. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Belgian Sheepdog Puppy
4. Are Rawhide Treats Good for Your Belgian Sheepdog?
5. How to Crate Train Your Belgian Sheepdog
6. When Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dog?
7. When Your Belgian Sheepdog Makes Potty Mistakes
8. How to Teach your Belgian Sheepdog to Fetch
9.Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Belgian Sheepdog
10.When Your Belgian Sheepdog Has Separation Anxiety, and How To Deal with It
11.When Your Belgian Sheepdog Is Afraid of Loud Noises
12.How to Stop Your Belgian Sheepdog from Jumping Up On People
13.How to Build a Whelping Box for a Belgian Sheepdog or Any Other Breed of Dog
14.How to Teach Your Belgian Sheepdog to Sit
15.Why Your Belgian Sheepdog Needs a Good Soft Bed to Sleep In
16.How to Stop Your Belgian Sheepdog from Running Away or Bolting Out the Door
17.Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Belgian Sheepdog Puppy
18.How to Socialize Your Belgian Sheepdog Puppy
19.How to Stop Your Belgian Sheepdog Dog from Excessive Barking
20.When Your Belgian Sheepdog Has Dog Food or Toy Aggression Tendencies
21. What you should know about Fleas and Ticks
22.How to Stop Your Belgian Sheepdog Puppy or Dog from Biting
23.What to Expect Before and during your Dog Having Puppies
24.What the Benefits of Micro chipping Your Dog Are to You
25.How to Get Something Out of a Puppy or Dog's Belly without Surgery
26.How to Clean Your Belgian Sheepdog's Ears Correctly
27.How to Stop Your Belgian Sheepdog from Eating Their Own Stools
28.How Invisible Fencing Typically Works to Train and Protect Your Dog
29.Some Items You Should Never Let Your Puppy or Dog Eat
30.How to Make Sure Your Dog is eating a Healthy Amount of Food
31.Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Belgian Sheepdog
32.How to Clean and Groom your Belgian Sheepdog
33.How to Trim a Puppy or Dogs Nails Properly
34.The 5 Different Kinds of Worms that can harm your Dog
35.How to Deworm your Belgian Sheepdog for Good Health
36.What You Should Know About Dog Rabies
37.Some Helpful Healthy and Tasty Homemade Dog Food Recipes
38.How to Select Treats To Train Your Dog With
The Belgian sheep dog originates from the country of Belgium. There are four different kinds of sheepdog, the Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Groenedael, and Belgian Malinois. In most places they recognize these four different variations as the same breed, except for the AKC, which sees them as separate breeds. Other names for the Belgian Sheepdogs are Belgian Shepherd and the Chien De Berger Belge. They are medium to large size herding dogs.
The average height for a male Belgian Sheepdog is about 24 to 26 inches, and for the female its about 22 to 24 inches. The average weight for a male is about 65 to 75 pounds, and for a female it is about 60 to 70 pounds on average. Their average life expectancy is about 13 to 14 years. When your Belgian Sheepdog is expecting puppies, you can expect about 6 to 10 puppies in a litter on average.
The Belgian Sheepdog breed requires a lot of grooming. They should be brushed constantly to keep their shedding to a minimum especially with the Groenendael and the Tervuren, because of their long coats. They do not need to be bathed often, only when it is necessary. Over bathing them can ruin their coats actually.
The Belgian Sheepdogs body is well muscled. The tops of their head are flat and their muzzle is pointed. They have almond shaped eyes that are medium sized. Their teeth either meet at a scissor or even point. Their ears are triangle shaped and erect. Their tails are feathered and their feet are cat like. The different varieties all have different colored coats. The Malinois is a fawn & mahogany color with a short coat and black mask, The Tervuren is a fawn & mahogany color with a long coat and black mask, the Laekenois is a fawn color with a rough coat, and the Groenendael is black with a long coat of hair.
The Belgian Sheepdog does not have any major health problems, but like all other dogs may have common problems dogs got sometimes. Some problems this dog breed has are morbidity, which causes seizures or epilepsy. Another is Mortality; sometimes they do not live for that long. Other Minor problems they could have are skin allergies, aggressiveness, eye problems, shyness, and hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. They can also become obese and lazy if they do not get enough exercise and are being overfed.
The Belgian Sheepdog is a very smart and obedient breed of dog. They have strong protective and territorial instincts about them. When they are puppies it is very important to socialize them extensively, otherwise they will become shy and sensitive if not raised around people and other pets.
When training them you need to be firm, but not harsh. They tend to become uncooperative if you are harsh or overbearing with them. They are good for working and competition obedience training shows. These dogs make excellent police and guard dogs because of their protective instincts. They make excellent family pets as well. They are watchful, alert and very loyal dogs. Belgian Sheepdogs are good with children if they are well socialized with them from the start. They should be a part of the family and not locked up out in the back.
There is no doubt about it, puppies are going to chew on things! Dogs will have 28 baby teeth, and 42 permanent teeth. When a puppy is roughly 2 to 3 weeks old, their baby teeth start to come in. All their baby teeth should be in place by roughly 8 weeks of age.
The puppy’s new teeth are very tiny and sharp, and will hurt your fingers when they get a hold of them. Most mothers will start to wean their babies at 5 to 6 weeks old.
Your puppy’s baby teeth will start to come out around 8 to 12 weeks of age. By roughly 8 months old, your dog’s permanent teeth should all be in. You should make sure that all baby teeth are out, so that a tooth does not get left in, and another one comes in and crowds the space, and also gives your dog pain. You would need to visit the vet if you see this happening.
Your puppy is going to want to chew on something, just like a real baby, their teeth are coming in, and they want to relieve some of the pain. It is good for them to chew, to help the teeth come thru. You would want to get some appropriate chew items to help them.
You could start to train your dog to have their teeth brushed. You can pick up doggie tooth supplies at your local pet store usually, and get down and dirty and brush your doggies’ teeth. Rawhide chews are an excellent source of good tooth hygiene, as they are good for your dog’s teeth, and can help take off build up plaque, and dogs usually love it also!
A lot of puppies and dogs end up getting human food usually from the weakest link in the family. If your dog is under the table, they usually will go to the person they think will mostly likely give them some food scraps. If you do, just remember, chocolate and some nuts can kill your dog, never give chocolate. Raisins can be just as deadly for your dog, do not give, they can shut down your dog’s kidneys, so be very careful of these products and your puppy or dog.