Welcome our new members and especially all the new puppies.  We wish you years of happy training at the Pretoria Shepherd Dog Club, one of the oldest dog training clubs in Pretoria!



Everyone is buzzing around getting ready for our year-end dog jumping competition.  The club will hand out trophies to the best obedience male and female – be there to see who wins!  We will also offer a braai to club members and partners.

The trainers have started several members with trick training.  This informative website will start you off with some easy exercises. https://www.thesprucepets.com/fun-and-easy-dog-tricks-1117309


Have you considered who is going to look after your animals when you go away this year?

The Pretoria Shepherd Dog Club does not make any recommendations, but always review the kennels or pet-sitters you are going to employ.

Royal Vet Pet Sitters – 084 678 9948 – 072 908 9712

Vet Student Pet Sitting – Caitlin Holyoake – 063 994 0497

Kathleen – only Pretoria East – 083 470 1343


The weather is warming up and regular tick prevention is recommended!


The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve walk will take place soon.  Please arrange for your permits if you would like to participate.


The SPCA have 2 beautiful pot-bellied pig, Sony and Cher, who love to eat veggies, so donations of potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, watermelon, etc. will be much appreciated. They are looking for forever homes.



3rd November – new intake of dogs, puppies welcome every week

8th December – year-end function



Smuts House have doggy functions every week-end.











It’s best to REVIEW each pet insurance before taking out insurance.  Fortunately, by using various search engines, one can rule out the inferior suppliers.



Understanding Silent Communication of Dogs – Rosie Lowry

Dogs Can Sign, Too: A breakthrough Method for Teaching your Dog to Communicate – Sean Senechal



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!



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 a non-profit dog organisation 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/


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 – 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