Welcome to our new members who joined us on Saturday!  We hope you will enjoy the training sessions and programs offered by our trainers.  Our dog show is on 13th July 2019.  We would love to see you enter!



We have had a few large new intakes.  It is wonderful to see the different breeds of dogs brought to the club for training, viz: GSD, Belgian Malinois, Jack Russel Terrier, Dachshund, Fox Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Toy Pom, Pit Bull, Labrador, Doberman, English Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Maltese, Border collie and several cross breeds.  It would be interesting to ask the members who the most intelligent dog in the club is (their opinion of course)!


We are having our annual quiz and potjie on Saturday, 11th May.  There is always great interest in the event, but this year it will be slightly different.  Charl suggested a 30-Second type game, and Samantha has taken the idea and run with it!  Please study the dog’s anatomy, famous dogs, Hollywood dogs and dog breeds, which will help you on the day.  The quiz will be followed by a potjie!


We train with treats and comfortable waist treat bags are for sale from Ruben on Saturdays.  They are R110 each and the small treat bag is R70 – stock is limited.  Leashes are R70.



1 tin bully beef/tomato pilchards

3 eggs

3/4 cup milk/water

3 tbl coconut oil melted

3 cups bran rich self-raising wheat flour


Mince the bully beef till fine. Heating it makes it easier. 

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. 

The mixture must be not too dry and not too sloppy.

Spray a flat/cookie pan and sift flour all over the bottom. 

Spoon the mixture into the pan and roll it out to fill the pan’s edges about 4mm thick. 

Press 20x20mm squares into the dough with a long smooth knife. 

Bake at a low temperature (80-100 deg) for an hour to one and a half hours till hard. 

Check that the bottom doesn’t burn when oven is too hot. Cookies can also be flipped around with an egg-lifter in order for it to cook all over evenly. 

When cooled break squares.  – LOANI



Odin’s name suits him very well as he has taken the senior role in the household. Boris’ name suits him well as he doesn’t realise his own size and would fight with any dog.

Then there is Vicky. Vicky’s name means Victory and Triumph in Latin. I personally feel that Satan would’ve been more suitable.


Yes, Aysha’s name definitely matches her personality. The meaning of her name is Women and Life. She is as unpredictable as most women and full of life …maybe we should have selected a name meaning “calmness and serenity”?  


His name is Jack from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean-Captain Jack Sparrow.

He definitely thinks he’s the captain, steals food like a pirate and sometimes has a drinking problem (by accident) 


Skelta: Definitely! Skelta helter-skelters all over the place.  Have you ever watched him chase a dumbbell?  He chases it while it is in the air, catches it after one bounce, does a sharp turn and brings it back.


It does suit his personality.  His name is Zuko, named after a cartoon character, who’s a rebellious prince.  He is strong, energetic, agile, smart, but also confrontational/dominant, especially towards other dogs.



We have a few budding entrepreneurs who have joined the club.  Please let us know if you have a young enterprise, which we can highlight in our newsletters – come one, we are just waiting for a yummy treat baker – then we don’t have to put our dogs through the agony of eating treats containing preservatives!


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Contact Marissa for all your personal and corporate accounting and tax needs. Services include, but are not limited to: bookkeeping, payroll, financial statements, compliance with all statutory returns and requirements, budgets, forecast etc. For more info or to arrange a meeting phone: 084 586 0625 or email: mmtaxacc@gmail.com. 



Hi! I am Samantha’s daughter, Lila, a student trying to make a living.  I sell Avon products and would appreciate your support – 064 685 3334.  Please Google our Avon brochure for our latest specials. ??



Your one-stop custom gifting shop.  Do you ever have an idea for a gift, but don’t have time or energy to arrange it?  That’s where we come in.  We consult with you regarding specifics and turn your vision into a magical gift.  Contact us at 079 910 8335 or info@barrelandflair.co.za.  REMEMBER, IT IS MOTHER’S DAY ON SUNDAY, AND WE CAN SUPPLY AND DELIVER YOUR MOM OR WIFE A BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM-MADE GIFT! ??



I am a volunteer at Pretoria Animal Rescue, a non-profit pro-life organization, and we meet whenever it is possible to clean cages, walk dogs and assist where needed.  We would love to meet you, but if you can’t make a visit, perhaps a small donation would be appreciated.  Re-homing unwanted dogs is our priority!




4th May – new intake

5th May – Rotek GSD Club – Non-championship IGP trial

11th May – Quiz and Potjie 

22nd June – sniffer training by Jaco Malan 

13th July – Obedience Dog Show



Before and After Getting a Puppy – Ian Dunbar






Thank you to everyone who has sent testimonials – they’re on the website!  This is a powerful and easy way of advertising your club, so please make full use of it – www.pretoriashepherddogclub.co.za.  Our Face Book page also has some interesting photos and information!



The grounds look spic ‘n span, thanks to Elvis and his hard-working team, although in summer we can hear the grass grow growing and manicured grounds are not always possible.   We need assistance with maintenance and improvements.  All members will be sent a notice to assist.  We wish to put together a 1-day work party, followed by a bring ‘n braai.  The club hasn’t had a work party get-together for a long time, and we look forward to spending time with you!



Samantha and her team do a lot of wonderful work with Pretoria Dog Rescue.  It is a worthy cause to support.  Please put the word out that they have many, many dogs up for adoption.  Check out their Face Book page for more information. Dogs bought from Pretoria Dog Rescue qualify for one month’s free training.



Dogs bought from SPCA or Wetnose qualify for one month’s free training (excluding R280.00 club membership fee).  Just bring along your receipt of purchase.  The SPCA Newsletter has put out a request for more volunteers, so if you have any spare time, please consider donating it to a worthy cause.  Please contact Celestie Mathews who is a volunteer at the SPCA.  She has some wonderful fundraising ideas.  Celestie also has a volunteer Wattsapp group that you can belong to, where she advertises the SPCA’s wish lists – 082 825 8442.



Our adopted animal charity is the South African Veterinary Association’s community project called Community Veterinary Clinics (CVC).  They look after the primary healthcare of dogs and cats in disadvantaged communities, and offer vaccinations, de-worming, dipping and sterilisations at a reduced fee.  


SATURDAY – gates open at 1.30pm

OBEDIENCE – new intake the first Saturday of every month at 2pm

2:00pm – 3:00pm/3:15pm – 4:15pm/4:00pm – 5:00pm/ – Beginners – please arrive at 1.30pm and visit our Treasurer, Ruben in the Club house – please bring a 1.2m cotton leash, metal check chain and throw toy or dumbbell.

Obedience training – R200.00 per month, payable 3-monthly in advance. PLEASE BOOK WITH US BEFOREHAND. This is not a course, but ongoing training.

PUPPY CLUB – 3.pm – 4.30pm – Annual club membership – R300.00 

R800.00 for the 6-week course – puppies can join any time.

This class is for puppies between the ages of 3 months and 5 1/2 months.  The puppies must have had their 2nd vaccination and been de-wormed.  Appropriate tick and flea control must be administered before participating.  Please bring your vaccination books.  The members will have a lecture and thereafter learn the basics in puppy obedience, e.g. retrieve, heelwork, sit, down and stand.  And of course, lots of socializing.  Bring along a 1.2m cotton leash, metal check chain and

throw toy. If the dogs advance well before the age of 6 months, they can join Beginner training. PLEASE BOOK WITH US BEFOREHAND.




Secretary – Beverly – 083 272 1014

Chairperson and Chief Trainer – Tania – 082 430 1456

Treasurer – Ruben Muller – rubenmuller1959@gmail.com 


Kind regards






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