Displaying django SQL queries in development doesn't have to be complicated, just use django-extensions.
This is how you show SQL queries in django shell
manage.py shell_plus --print-sql
This is how you show SQL queries in django runserver
python manage.py runserver_plus --print-sql
If you want to always use this command line option you can set
SHELL_PLUS_PRINT_SQL = True
--print-sql prints only the first 1000 characters of a SQL query. If you want to see more you can increase this limit by setting
# Truncate sql queries to this number of characters SHELL_PLUS_PRINT_SQL_TRUNCATE = 10_000
Note: the truncate limit is number of characters, NOT lines.
Also this only works if settings.DEBUG is set to True.