A warm welcome to all our new members who joined us a week ago!We believe your training will bring hours of joy to you and your canine family member.We have so many cute puppies at this stage!Welcome to you all!



Our walk on the Magaliesberg mountain proved to be more tiring than expected.Some of us decided to rather turn back and enjoy Pina colada, whilst Carlos, Martin and Loani missioned to the top!True grit was shown by our three pioneers!!!Mr Binder has promised he will lead his pack half way up the mountain with the next walk.If he can do it, so can we!The climb was followed by an entertaining, delicious braai and the small band of merry members and their family really enjoyed the day!Thanks to Mrs Fekete and Kato for joining!Watch this space for the next date!Photos are on our Face Book page.

Gypsy Girl and Georgi Girl participated in the sheepdog trials in Dullstroom a couple of weeks ago.Georgi was well placed, and Gypsy Girl needs to learn more restraint!But well done, girls!

Our obedience dog show is on Saturday, 21st July.Your trainers will be getting you ready, so please don’t pencil in the date – book it!We look forward to having all our club members enter.

We would like to walk at the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve.Permits expire 30th June and renewal will now be at a fee of R60.We will probably walk in July/August.Please arrange for your permits if you would like to participate.



From around 14:00 on Saturdays Levi start to become jittery and is all over the place with the occasional whine, once I start chopping the treats for training and grabbing the training bag he knows it is time to go. The car ride is mostly quiet until we pass over the N1 from Atterbury Rd, then he starts whining all the way till we drive into the club grounds getting worse and worse the closer we get and then can’t wait to get out of the car.

Levi and Anton


My dogs are inseparable, except for Saturday dog training.I take both dogs in the car to my Mom’s house.Lali quietly jumps out and Zita waits patiently in the car.They know the routine.



Katya doesn’t stop running in circles around the car on Saturdays when I get home. When she sees me come out with her gear she goes to wait by the passenger door, so I can open it for her. Then she’s perfectly content to wait there until we leave. She doesn’t move from the spot!



All three out dogs know when it is club time. As soon as my wife puts on her tekkies, the dachshund, Boris, who does not train at the club starts howling like a hyena. Alexa our Rottie jumps and does circus tricks with her front paws and Odin our GSD will run and jump on everything and bark. When we open the front door, both the dogs will sit at the back door waiting to be collared and for the door to be opened before they jump in.



Cindy knows when it is a Saturday because the day’s proceedings differ from the normal weekdays.

  • Cindy gets a good brush down, or a bath.
  • I tell her ‘Ons gaan skool toe’ and mention that there will be other dogs and puppies and name a couple of them.
  • When I put on my ‘Dog Club’ shoes she knows the time is near.
  • When I put the days treats and all the other goodies in the bag I normally carry she runs for her leash.
  • While driving she knows the route and when we near the club she gets even more exited.

Charl Human


Skelta seems to know it is Saturday.

From about 12h00 he keeps on coming to me to find out if we are going to the club.

I always put a towel on the back seat. When he sees me fetch the towel at about 14h00 then he knows and starts sprinting to the backdoor and back.We have a little ritual. I first brush him and then he gets his choke chain. He always co-operates dutifully.He then watches me put all the “fetch toys” in the rucksack.He also watches me cut up his treats.The other dog, Benji, knows that this is Skelta’s treat.The real excitement starts when I take the towel to the car, he then wants to jump in.Sometimes, I let him jump in early and he waits in the car for me while I fetch the keys, etc.He loves the journey to Club. He watches all that his happening around in the streets.Funny enough, he ignores the street vendors.If he sees another dog, then he starts barking.He used to whine when we got closer to the Club premises.Now he whines when we drive into the premises.We always have a conversation on the way to the Club and talk about the dogs that were in his puppy class, like Rushka and his brother Kaiser.



I start telling Tyson he is going to the “skooltjie” and then I tell him all the other dogs names at the school, then the ears lift, and tail is wagging…



Buddy knows when he sees me getting the equipment ready – PSDC bag, treats, retrieve article, leash – and shows it by jumping and running around the yard excitedly, barking for joy and rushing to the car long before I manage to get there myself. It’s the same when we go for a walk. The moment he sees me getting his leash out he goes crazy and tells you vocally how excited he is!



My dogs know something is up when I start increasing my pace.By the time I’ve put my boots on, they are beserk with excitement.Dingo is the instigator, followed by Gypsy Girl.Gypsy starts whining and barking hysterically when I turn at the BP garage.Then the chorus starts when I open the club gate!!!



Dogs are our key to achieving

a sense of peace.They can keep us

connected to the world of nature,

which gives us balance and

harmony in our lives.




7th July – New intake of dogs.Puppies are welcome every week

21st July – Club Limited Obedience Dog Show

2nd September – Canine Good Citizen’s Test



Golden Oldie evening offered by Menlyn Animal Clinic.Info on our Face Book page

Fun walk in aid of HAWS.Info on our Face Book page









Kinship with all life – J Allen Boone

Letters to Strongheart – J Allen Boone

It’s a Vet’s Life – Dr Roy Aronson



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. We need assistance with maintenance and improvements.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!



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.Please get involved in their MySchool card project – http://www.communityvet.co.za/


SATURDAYgates 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 – R280.00

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 in the Club house 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


We train with treats and comfortable waist treat bags, which are available from Ruben for sale on Saturdays.They are R100 each and the small treat bag is R60 – there is limited stock. We also dumbbells and leashes.Please ask Ruben or one of the trainers to assist you.


Kind regards