family's dogs. Sigrid's son decided he wanted to learn more about helper work. Matt went to Germany to work with Oliver Schafflhuber and Helmut Huber who told him that in order to become a good helper he should learn to handle his own dog. Sigrid and her husband decided to purchase a puppy for Matt. This is how Taya vom Weinbergbllick joined their family. After a few months it became apparent that Matt's new job did not allow him to raise and train a puppy. Sigrid took over and educated herself about the sport of Schutzhund which included several trips back to Germany for training. She went on to title Taya all the way to SchH3. and competed with Taya at the 2010 GSDCA-WDA National Championship.
With help from her friend, Johann Muhllechner, owner of the kennel “vom Weinbergblick”, Sigrid also started a very successful breeding program She named the kennel "vom Vogelberglick" which has become well known and respected.
Two female puppies out of Taya's first litter went back to Germany. They both earned their SchH3 titles there, with Ayka vom Vogelbergblick going on to compete at the BSP, the German Championships.
Sigrid kept a male puppy out of Taya's first litter - Ayro.
She started imprinting Ayro when he was 5 weeks old.
Since then Ayro has competed at the 2011 GSDCA-WDA National Championships as the youngest dog at the event (at 2 1/2 years of age), placed 5th at the 2012 GSDCA-WDA National Championships, and then qualified to be part of the team representing the United States at the WUSV World Championships in Austria in 2012. They are the 2013 und 2014 GSDCA-WDA National Vice Champions, and represented the United States again at the 2014 WUSV World Championships in Haguenau, France, where team USA made 2nd place.
Since Ayro’s retirement Sigrid has started training Cecylia. Despite a late start due to the focus being placed on Ayro’s success, Cecylia has proven herself to be another example how important good breeding is. She has already been very successful in her first year competing.