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 IPO (commonly known as 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 two Giant Schnauzers: Jade von der Leidenschaft IPO1 & Zia vom Lindelbrunn.

Ron Murray – Founding Member 2003, Vice President, Training Director
Training with two Giant Schnauzers: Rogue vom Klingsgarten BH & Zeus vom Goldbergsee.
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.

Carrie MacAllister – Joined August 2017

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

Stephen Lanyi – Joined May 2016 as helper in training.
Training with his Giant Schnauzer: Khira von der Leidenschaft.

Suzie Gibbons – Joined November 2018
Training with her two pitbulls, 7 year old Sasha, and 4 month old Cedric. Suzie plans to put BH’s on both at our fall trial in 2019.

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

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


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

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

Upcoming Events:

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 on a bungee tie-out at DVG Quebec. July 2016.