A warm welcome to all our members!The leaves are falling, and a chill is in the air!Thankfully the seasons are now changing, with autumn on its way.This has to be the most inspirational time of the year!



We are arranging a walk on the Magaliesberg mountain on 13th May.It will be on our President’s farm and will be followed by a delicious potjie.Everyone, please bring your potjie, but there will be braai facilities for those of you who don’t make potjie.It has been some years since the club has walked the mountain and we look forward to a full crowd!

Our 55th AGM was a great success.Our President, Mr Walter Binder, was in fine spirits and spent some time educating the members on hip dysplasia in the GSD.Alan Dixon, one of our founder members (1963) also joined us.Our meeting was followed by delicious German finger supper.Thank you to everyone for coming




I did not teach Cindy any tricks, but she knows all the tricks in the book to persuade my wife to give her one of the cooked marrow bones, which is kept in the fridge.Will be very difficult to demonstrate at the club, as I will need to bring my fridge, haha!

She still helps me to collect the newspaper every morning, and then takes it directly to my wife in the bedroom.



Gwen Gerber the previous owner of Buddy, taught him to sit and raise his right paw on command for you to shake.  No idea how she did it, but he does it without ffail when I want to feed him and ask him to say “please”! And he’ll do it when you want him to greet someone. Really cute.






1 tub of raw liver

2 cloves of garlic

1 box of muffin mix


Preheat oven to the temperature stated on the muffin mix box.In a blender mix the liver and garlic until liquid.Mix in the box of muffin mix.Scrape onto a baking sheet and pat to about ½” thickness.Bake until firm but not burnt.Cut into squares once baked.These treats may be frozen – Irwin Animal Rescue Centre Recipe Book




13th May – Walk and potjie at our President, Mr Binder’s, home

7th July – Obedience Dog Show

July – Canine Good Citizen’s Tests



Border Collie & Aussie Rescue vs Adora Bull Terrier Rescue – 15 April, Smuts House









How Dogs Learn – Mary Burch and Jon Bailey
The Goldsteins’ Wellness and Longevity Program
Think Dog – John Fisher



You may not know this, but we are surrounded by clubs offering wonderful opportunities to the community. I thought I would include the club/association for your interest:

Friends of the Wolwe and Waterkloof Spruits

North Gauteng Stoei (Wrestling)

Pretoria Bridge Centre

Pretoria Gem and Mineral Club

Lions Club

MG Club

Round Table

Oostelikes Pigeon Club

Vryburger Diens Organisasie

Schlaraffia (German Cultural Club)



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