"Vom Blauen Horizont" means "from the Blue Horizon". The Blue Horizon was the name of a small shop and resort cabins on Big Star Lake in Lake County, Michigan, where my family has spent their summers for nearly 100 years. Besides Big Star Lake, my favorite place in the world is the coast of Lake Michigan, where we enjoy the beautiful beaches or watch the sun set on the blue horizon. My dogs love these areas as well. Each summer they get to hike through the Manistee National Forest, dig on the beach, and jump off the docks. The banner image is composed of photographs I took of Big Star Lake and my current competition dog, Nikon. We are based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
My passion is training German Shepherd dogs. I enjoy showing and competing in disciplines
such as tracking, obedience, protection (Schutzhund & SDA), agility, herding,
conformation, flyball, lure coursing, dock diving, disc dog, and K9 NoseWork. My dogs also participate in obedience demonstrations for elementary classes and walk in parades to help promote a local elementary school.
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
United Schutzhund Clubs of America
Canine Performance Events
United Working Dogs/Service Dogs of America
Fly By Night flyball team
National Association of Canine Scent Work
North America Diving Dogs
Ultimate Air Dogs
Please use the navigation menu above to learn more about my dogs and how you can have fun with your dogs. You can also use the links on the left to visit some of my friends!