The first quarter of 2022 was jam packed with light-hearted celebrations along the way because sometimes its just worth it to be playfully whimsical and take every opportunity presented to have some fun.  So, we celebrated Valentine’s Day with cupcakes and doggie treats and set the training fields alight all dressed in red and pink.  We even dressed our fur friends up for a quick photoshoot.


Shortly afterwards St. Patrick’s Day hit, and it looked almost like fresh green Springtime again in the middle of March with green décor, dress up and everyone wearing green.  


Easter was cause for more celebration, however, that weekend it rained out horribly and so we postponed to the following weekend and enjoyed some chocolate together while the dogs played a scenting game, hunting down some beautifully painted – pet-friendly edible hard boiled egg treats for their enjoyment.


The rush of whimsical celebrations was over before we could wipe our eyes as the year sprinted ahead of us at a fast pace.  We managed to squeeze some more significant events into the first quarter too.  We had our 59Th AGM in March and, as always, made it worth while to attend the dreary administrative bits.  We had one of our very own Club members present his business’s wine for tasting.  Check out Home | Capitalwineco.  And of course we presented members with a feast afterwards as always.


We had a very interesting and informative lecture by Dr. Grantham on genetic faults in German Shepherds and pain management.  Dr. Tanya Grantham is an expert veterinarian specializing in pain management and rehabilitation for pre-and post-operation, as well as joint and muscle injuries.  Here is her CV


Dr. Falon from Value Veterinary Clinic came to our Club to administer kennel cough and annual vaccinations for us.  Value Vets offers paid up PSDC members 10% discount on Rogz Yumz Toys.  Sonja can be contacted on 012 111 0073 to book some stock.


As a club we faced some very sad losses of amazing Instructors.  Sam can only help our Club out from time to time and we said goodbye to Este who moved to the Cape.  Edgar stood in a for a while until he resigned from the Committee at the AGM, and Louiza stepped up to the plate wonderfully.  We also welcomed Loani back to our Club.  We thank all of our members for their patience and understanding while we reorganized things and got into a new swing of things. We now stand staring at winter and can’t believe how the year has flown by and how much has happened in such a short space of time.



Boarding/Doggy day care in Pretoria East      Our Services – Best Friends Dog School

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 sterilization at a reduced fee.  Please get involved in their MySchool card project –


Ruben and Marissa have committed to offering their spare time 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 Facebook page for more information.  Pretoria Dog Rescue | Help stray, neglected, abused, homeless and suffering dogs (


The SPCA is often in need of 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 Whattsapp group that you can belong to, where she advertises the SPCA’s wish lists – 082 825 8442.


All dogs purchased from a rescue organization qualify for a discount at our Club.  Contact us regarding this. 


Warm regards




Charene Verheijen

PSDC Secretary