Previous events

2020...once again on-set with the boys, Era and Angela competed at ECWDC fall trial and added an IGP1 to her name. 

2019...Dio dogs secured work in several movies and tv series

2018....Era and Angela attended the IABTI conference in Ontario.  And Halston repeated his IPO 3 title with a High Score in Tracking of 97/100!  There were also several successful seminars and workshops throughout the year.

Sept 2017...IPO trial sponsored by ECWDC was successful for both Anne and Nyx accomplishing a new BH, and Vato with an IPO2!

April 2017...We entered a few dogs in the obedience and Rally trials hosted by the RCC and NSGSDC.  Came home with a HIT and new CD title (also HIC and leg in rally novice) for Dio's Sonny; HIC and RA title for Vato and first leg of rally novice for Isis. 

Mar 2017...the Rottweiler Club of Canada hosted a weekend of training with Shannon (Woody) O'Briant which we attended with Vato & Era

Sept 2016...Halston ~ Dio's Assassin BH,RN,CD,IPO3  and I compete in Schooner Fest Trial with ECWDC under judge Frank Philips (
US) He is also a very experienced handler (received 1st place at the recent Canadian Nationals) 
We were successful at attaining an IPO3 !!! I can't say enough about this dog and how he overcomes all of my shortcomings time and again. His scorebook reads: BH,IPO1,IPO2,IPO3 with no fails.

June 2016...Halston and I attend the Markus Ludwigs/Jens Borger seminar at the Newfoundland Schutzhund club. WHAT a weekend!!!! 

Nov 29/2015...Dio's Sonny travels to Ontario to the junior handler nationals with Danielle Pike who wins Best Overall Junior Obedience in Canada. 

Oct 23,24/2015...Halston and I achieve his IPO2 title at the Fundy Schutzhund Club Octoberfest in New Brunswick

Sept 19/2015...Taco and I finish his Rally Intermediate title and Vato and I attain two legs in Rally Advanced 

Sept 6/2015...Taco and I attain a leg toward his PCD title and Vato and I get an Open leg toward his CDX with a High In Class

July 5/2015...Taco and I finish his Rally Novice title with a 97/100 and attain one leg of his Rally Intermediate title at the NSGSDC outdoor trials


May/June 2015...Halston and I attend a seminar hosted by the Newfoundland Schutzhund club and presented by Markus Ludwigs. It was a great weekend for both of us!

May 2015...Taco earn another Rally Novice leg with a score of 97/100 under judge Darwin Boles

April 2015...Vato and I finish his RN title with a 100/100.
Nyx with owner/handler/trainer Ann earn their Utility title with a near perfect run, way to go girls!!
Swedish Vallhund "Taco" earns an RN leg with a High in Class for the group 7 speciality!

October 26, 2014...Nova Scotia German Shepherd Dog Club tracking test under judge Louise Weaver was successful with Era, adding a Tracking Dog title to her name.

September 20, 2014...East Coast Working Dog Club IPO trial with WUSV judge Raino Fluegge was successful for both of the boys ~  Vato & Halston adding IPO1 to the end of their names.

May 10, 2014...Dartmouth Kennel Club Era and I attained two legs of her Rally title;
August 30, 2014...Halifax Kennel Club, we added the last qualifying leg for the RN title

February 8, 9/2014....Halifax Kennel Club trials, we added two titles and came home with a bunch of ribbons.
Now:   HIT Malinger's Tempus Fugit BH CD 
&         Multi HIT Dio's Assassin BH CD RN

(Era consistently scoring 195/200 and Halston and I 97/100 - with all deductions being handler errors)

Oct 2013 - NSGSDC Tracking trial  ~ Isis finally adds a TD to her name with a perfect track!
Judges comments:

"TD#3 was drawn by our second passing dog, a very eager 7 yr old Belgian Shepherd (Mal) female owned and handled by Angela Fleming. She was also right on track all the way, sweeping her nose back and forth all the way along the track, circling very briefly only at the first turn. She is now Berenohaus's Isis DIO BH SchI, CD TT TD. A joy to watch - a job well done by her and her handler."

Aug 2013  - PEI Schutzhund Club trial (Elmar Mannes)~ Era and I add a BH to her name Vato and I are successful in two phases of IPO1 but need some work to achieve success in trial.

July 2013 - NSGSDC obedience trial, Era and I attain the first leg of her CD title with a High In Trial !


Feb 2013 - ECWDC and Halifax SAR host a Darin Clarke seminar weekend. Four of the Dio gang attended and showed excellent obedience & protection work with some timely tips from Darin we hope to be on the IPO trial fields this season. 

Feb 2013 Halifax Kennel Club trials
Due to blizzard, all trials were run on one day...
~ Multi HIT Dio's High Priestess CD (Nyx) with owner/handler/trainer Ann achieved CDX with superb performances and a High in Trial award!
~ Mi Compadre Dio BH (Vato) and I completed his CD title in three trials (including a High In Trial & High in Class)


October 2012, Cobequid Kennel Club show in Truro, we attained a third High In Trial to finish the title for Halston ~ Dio's Assassin BH CD 

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August 2012  ~ Dio's High Priestess CD "Nyx" & owner/handler Ann have done it again - 3X High In Trial for the title!!

August 2012 ~   Puppy picnic !!

The Nova scotia german shepherd dog club will be
Hosting a “puppy picnic”!
all breeds, all ages are welcome.
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday august 26th, 2012
lion’s den baseball
BY East Coast Working Dog Club & Dio Malinois

barbeque (hotdogs & hamburgers)
bring your canine buddy(ies) - age is
no barrier – and have a day of
fun and games


June 2012 ~ Dio's Assassin ~ "Halston" and I achieve two High In Trial awards in our first two ckc obedience trials entered at the NSGSDC specialty.

May 2012 ~ Dio's High Priestess~ "Nyx" & owner/handler Ann Drillio achieve two HIT awards at their first two obedience trials entered
Oct 2011 ~ Dio's Assassin ~ "Halston" and I add a BH to his name at the CNBSC trial under GSSCC judge Frank McEniry

Sep/Oct 2011 ~ Mi Compadre Dio ~ "Vato" & I add a BH to his name at the Fundy Schutzhund Club Octoberfest trial.

July 2011 ~ Isis and I compete at PEI Schutzhund club for and achieve a Schutzhund1 (with High score Sch1) !!!

If you are interested in training for obedience, schutzhund please let us know!  We are active members of a small but dedicated Schutzhund club.




At our very first schutzhund trial judged by Doug Deacon, the bitches both added BH titles to their names! 
Isis who only just started Schutzhund training that month, passed her tracking and obedience for a Sch1 but my hander error(s) sent us off the field before she had a chance to show off her protection work...
We are hooked on Schutzhund and will be training for next year with all of the youngsters!!


Malinois Puppies are here! 


Sunday August 15th starting at 11:00 am at the Lions Park in Enfield,
YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR A “PUPPY PICNIC” ALL DOGS – ALL BREEDS ALL AGES preREQUISITE: friendly! See the Glooscap Hot Dogs & other demos barbecue ----- silent auction ----- games lots of fun prizes socialize your puppies for information: PHONE: (902) 632-2113

Adelaar & I went High In Trial at the Cobequid Kennel Dog show for the last leg of her CD

Registration for our next novice obedience course TBA. We must have a minumum number of people to offer a course, contact us to be added to the list and we will notify you of the start date. Please refer to our training page for more details about this particular course.

Adelaar & I have been showing in Ontario and she is getting many great reviews, including a BOB and several Winner's Bitch in conformation, she's now at 8pnts toward her Ch. We accomplished the first two legs of her CD, both with a High In Class!! She also passed her CGN test (Canine Good Neighbor)

Saturday March 13, 2010 ENFIELD, NS
Sanctioned Conformation Match & Obedience Match
N S German Shepherd Dog Club
Location: Enfield Legion, Enfield
Time: Entries taking at 9:00 am; Obedience Judging 10:00 a.m Nov - Utility, Conformation at 11:00 am, starting with Group 1
Judge: Lendra Barker - conformation, Elizabeth Zedel - Obedience
Entry Fee: $7/dog