The Sirius Working Dog Association


Since 2003, we, Ron and Tammy Murray, have maintained our club; The Sirius Working Dog Association. This club is a member of the DVG; an all breed (including mixed breeds) organization promoting the sport of IGP (commonly known as IPO/Schutzhund). We are a small club, and we like it that way, but if you are driven to train your dog, help other members, promote the sport and the training philosophies found here, then you’re for us! Contact us at for details on our training days, costs, etc.


Tammy Murray – Founding Member 2003, President, Secretary, Treasurer
Training with one Giant Schnauzer: Nevr von der Leidenschaft.

Ron Murray – Founding Member 2003, Vice President, Training Director
Training with two Giant Schnauzers: Rogue vom Klingsgarten IGP1 IFH-V & Zeus vom Goldbergsee BH.
Glock von der Leidenschaft IPO 3 (retired October 2017) .

Alyssa Lanyi – Joined May 2016
Training with her Golden Retriever, Lexi Lanyi BH & her Dobermann Panzer (Lanyi) BH, and her Giant Schnauzer, Khira von der Leidenschaft BH, IGP-V Track.

Carrie MacAllister – Joined August 2017
Training with her American Cocker Spaniel: Nevaehlea’s Bad Moon Rising (Scooter). Carrie also served as Trial Chairperson at our 2017 trial.

Lisa Gaudet – Joined in 2018 – Training Director apprentice
Training her two Giant Schnauzers: Khaos von der Leidenschaft BH, and Lunatik von der Leidenschaft BH.

Duncan McCormick – Joined in 2019 – Helper One Year – Training Director apprentice
Training with his poodle mix, King, and his Giant Schnauzer Maya von der Leidenschaft.

Krista Hartlen – Joined in 2019
Training with her two pit bull x Am staffs, Luna and Jasper.

Jason Arseneau – Joined in 2020
Training with his Giant Schnauzer, Moose von der Leidenschaft.

Benoît Maye joined our group as an independent “paper” member in 2018.

Alex Betts – Joined in 2020 – Helper in Training
Training his “new to him” German Shepherd, Thunder von Narnia BH

Jesi Betts – Joined in 2020 – Training Director apprentice
Training her young German Shepherd, Farah (Kraz) von Wendelin

Logan Briggs – Joined in October 2020 – Helper in Training
Training his German Shepherd, Ace (Grizzly) von Krasnahaus

Jennifer Woodside – Joined in October 2020 – Search and Rescue training as well as IGP. Training her GSD (registration pending), Sadie.

Christine Taillon – Joined in October 2020
Training her Giant Schnauzer, Nemesis von der Leidenschaft.

We like being a small club, but we are always welcoming committed members.


Degen von der Leidenschaft VPG 3 retrieving over the high jump. August 2012.

For up to date information, please visit our Facebook page: The Sirius Working Dog Association or our Instagram

Upcoming Events:

UPDATE: Our October 2020 trial is cancelled due to Covid, and the self isolation rules for anyone entering the “Atlantic Bubble”. We are hoping to host a one day trial in October 2020, entries and Covid conditions permitting. Stay tuned for updates.

October 6, 2018: The Sirius Working Dog Association’s fall trial. Judge to be announced. CANCELLED

October 7 & 8, 2017: The Sirius Working Dog Association’s fall trial with Judge Lisa Little.

September 25, 2016: Benoît Maye Seminar
This is a club event, spectators welcome. Please contact us for details.

October 2, 2016: Mock Trial
This is a practice trial event for our club. We NEED extra people for this day. Please contact us for details.

November 13, 2016: Our club is off to trial in Quebec! See details here: DVG Quebec Fall 2016 Trial


Benoît Maye works Jade von der Leidenschaft IPO1 on a bungee tie-out at DVG Quebec. July 2016.