Master Trainer: Al Gill's Bio -

 

 

  • 1985- Basic K-9 School 400+ hrs Allen County Sheriff's Office, Lima, Ohio
  • 1985-2000K-9 Handler Trainer for Wapakoneta Police Department
  • 2000-2002 K-9 Handler Trainer- Allen County Sheriff's Office

Presently- retired from active law enforcement as of December 31, 2002 due to severe back injury.

 

Advanced Training

  • 1993- Detroit Police Department- Cadaver/ Patrol/ Detection work-40hrs
  • 1997- Germany- Hundeschule Wolf Police K-9 Training School
  • 1998- Germany- Seminar with Ekard Lind- motivation training
  • 2000- Germany- Seminar with Godfried Dildi- motivation training
  • 2000- Advanced Tactical School- Alpena Michigan- 32hr
  • 2001- Explosives K-9 School- Allen County Indiana Sheriff's Office- 160hr
  • 2001-2003 Explosives Instructors for Advanced Tactical School- Alpena Michigan (32hr each year)
  • 2003/04 K-9 Narcotics Interdiction and K-9 Court testimony schools, Lima Ohio & Uniopolis, Ohio
  • 2004- National Training Seminar- Bedford In. - Instructor
  • 2005- National Training Seminar- Bedford, In- Instructor
  • 2006- National Training Seminar- Providence RI.- Instructor
  • 2006- National Explosives Training Seminar- Boston, MA
  • 2006- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, Mi- Instructor
  • 2007- IPWDA National Explosives Training Seminar- Providence, RI- Instructor
  • 2007- APCA National Training Seminar- Bedford, IN. Instructor
  • 2007- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI. Instructor- Accreditation Chairman for all Trainers/Master Trainers
  • 2008- APCA National Training Seminar- Ft. Wayne, IN. Instructor, Chairman of Training Education
  • 2008- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI. Instructor Explosives, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers/ Master Trainers
  • 2009 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers/Master Trainers
  • 2009 APCA National Training Seminar-Bedford, IN- Instructor
  • 2010 APCA National Training Seminar- Owensboro, KY- Instructor, Accreditation Board
  • 2010 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers
  • 2011 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers
  • 2012 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers
  • 2013 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers
  • 2013 Bluegrass National Narcotics Training Seminar- Certification Official,  Mt Sterling, Ky
  • 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for 29 Years of Canine Service and Training presented by NAPCH National Board and Membership
  • 2014 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers
  • 2014 Bluegrass National Narcotics Training Seminar- Certification Official,  Mt Sterling, Ky
  • 2014 APCA Achievement Award- Master Trainer Service-
  • 2015 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Training venue director, Chairman Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers
  • 2015 Bluegrass National Narcotics Seminar- Mt. Sterling, KY Certification Offical

 

Advanced Training

  • 1993- Detroit Police Department- Cadaver/ Patrol/ Detection work-40hrs
  • 1997- Germany- Hundeschule Wolf Police K-9 Training School
  • 1998- Germany- Seminar with Ekard Lind- motivation training
  • 2000- Germany- Seminar with Godfried Dildi- motivation training
  • 2000- Advanced Tactical School- Alpena Michigan- 32hr
  • 2001- Explosives K-9 School- Allen County Indiana Sheriff's Office- 160hr
  • 2001-2003 Explosives Instructors for Advanced Tactical School- Alpena Michigan (32hr each year)
  • 2003/04 K-9 Narcotics Interdiction and K-9 Court testimony schools, Lima Ohio & Uniopolis, Ohio
  • 2004- National Training Seminar- Bedford In. - Instructor

 

  • 2005- National Training Seminar- Bedford, In- Instructor
  • 2006- National Training Seminar- Providence RI.-”Instructor
  • 2006- National Explosives Training Seminar- Boston, MA
  • 2006- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, Mi.- Instructor
  • 2007- IPWDA National Explosives Training Seminar- Providence, RI- Instructor
  • 2007- APCA National Training Seminar- Bedford, IN. Instructor
  • 2007- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI. Instructor- Accreditation Chairman for all Trainers/Master Trainers
  • 2008- APCA National Training Seminar- Ft. Wayne, IN. Instructor, Chairman of Training /Education
  • 2008- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI. Instructor Explosives, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers/ Master Trainers.
  • 2009- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena MI. Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers/ Master Trainers
  • 2009- APCA National Training Seminar- Bedfor IN. Instructor Chairman of Training/Education
  • 2010- K-9 Legal Update Seminar Owensboro, KY
  • 2010- K-9 Legal Update- John Peters- Alpena, MI

 

OTHER K-9 ACTIVITIES/ ASSIGNMENTS/ AND FUNCTIONS

  • Obtained National Training Area Accreditation for Wapakoneta Police K-9
  • Training Facility- NAPWDA
  • OPOTA- K-9 Evaluator School- general duty
  • Explosives detection assignments for US Secret Service- 3 different times.
  • Trained with DOD and for DOD dogs for the DOD at Lackland AFB
  • Trained/or partially trained hundreds of dogs
  • Judge- for the World Police K-9 Olympics, Dallas Texas
  • Judge- 2 different times for Ohio Police K-9 Olympics Training
  • Accreditation Trustee for OLEKA-(Explosives training 2004)
  • Competed in USPCA- Regional and Nationals- 2001 and 2002
  • Awarded Medal of Honor by Sons of the American Revolution-2002
  • Award of Service by“Gov Bob Taft for work during 9/11 -2002
  • Awarded Law Enforcement Commendation Award in Ohio

 

Worked at Ground Zero during 9/11 with search dog/s

  • Competed in Schutzhund USA
  • Master Trainer- Patrol/Narcotics/Explosives/ Cadaver/ Accelerants
  • 2004-OLEKA Explosives and Tactical Training Seminar
  • July 2004- Toledo- Instructor
  • NAPCH- Master Trainer- Patrol/Narcotics/Explosives/Cadaver-2006
  • IA- Executive Board By- Laws Committee-2006-2008
  • NAPCH- Executive Board Accreditation Chairman -2006- present
  • APCA- Executive Board Chairman of Training Education- 2008 to“present
  • APCA- Master Trainer- Patrol/Explosives/Narcotics, School Resource Officers, and Cadaver
  • North American Police Work Dog Association
  • United States Police Canine Association
  • National Assoc of Professional Canine Handlers
  • American Police Canine Association
  • SV- Augsburg Germany
  • United Schutzhund Clubs of America
  • Northwest Ohio Police K-9
  • OLEKA

 

Other Info

Over my career with Wapakoneta Police Department, Allen County Sheriff's Office and private business. I have trained and worked with all types of dogs. These range from Patrol, narcotics/explosives/cadaver& SAR.

 

My personal dogs were:

 

  • K-9 Buster- Patrol only 1985-1992
  • K-9 Cay- Patrol/ Narcotics-1992-1999
  • K-9 Roxy- Narcotics Only -1998-1999
  • K-9 Charlie- Patrol/Explosives - 2000-retirement (Deceased fall 06)
  • K-9 Aron- Patrol/Explosives- 2008 thru present- Demonstrations and agency assists Personal

 

Information:

Al is 55 yrs olds, married for 37 yrs. (wife Susan) he has two grown children, three grandsons and three granddaughters . Al & Susan own and operate Von der haus Gill Kennel/ Von der haus Gill German Shepherds Inc along with their son Matt. Al is retired Deputy Sheriff from Allen County Sheriff's Office, Lima, and a former Lieutenant/Acting Chief Wapakoneta Police Department

 

E-mail: info@gillsgermanshepherds.com

 

 

Von der Haus Gill German Shepherds

16863 Boundry Rd., Wapakoneta, OH 45895

phone: 419-568-9400   |   fax: 419-568-9405

Kennel Office:  419-568-9454

Our facility is licensed by The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, The Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

Our facility is also an approved Police K-9 Training Program for the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council and Indiana Council on Law Enforcement.