Police K-9 Training Information


At Von der haus Gill Police K-9 Academy our program is geared towards the real world working situations. We have 3 Master Trainers on staff. We have decades of experience in Police K-9 handling/ training. All Trainers are current or retired K-9 handlers. This is not a civilian program pretending to know what the law enforcement K-9 world is all about. Our instructors teach across the country at National Training Seminars, sit on National K-9 Executive Boards, 1 sits on the National Sheriff's Board of Governors for Homeland Security and is writing National K-9 Standards for the National Sheriff's Association, and testify in court cases as expert witnesses. Our program is highly respected across the country. We train officers for Federal, State, County and Local Law Enforcement agencies from all across the United States.

At Von der haus Gill Police K-9 Academy we offer training classes in:


  • Patrol
  • Narcotics
  • Explosives
  • Patrol/ Explosives
  • Patrol/Narcotics
  • Cadaver
  • Trainer's Course


Our program includes real world search training at our world class facility as well as many off site settings. We train daytime hours and many nighttime hours as well to again simulate the real world handlers will encounter. We train in areas such as, live fire, tactical control, traffic stops, felony searches, schools, buildings. We offer many hours of classroom work as well as the hands on training.



On completion of the schools, students can certify with Ohio Peace Officers Council if eligible, National Association of Professional Canine Handlers, American Police Canine Association, and /or North American Police Work Dog Association. We are licensed by ATF, DEA and the Ohio State Pharmacy Board. We are a  former GSA Contract Holder.


Your Invitation to Come Watch a Class:

We always welcome visits to watch our classes in person, see our dogs and meet our staff (by appointment). We have imported over 3000 adult dogs for Police work. We also offer one of the best warranties in the industry. Let us help your agency and unit acquire the best dog and best training in the industry! Call us today!!

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.