Matt's Bio



  • 2007-present kennel manager, K-9 trainer Von der haus Gill
  • 2008- Cadaver dog handlerTraining
  • Basic K-9 handler course- Von der haus Gill Police K-9 Academy
  • 2009 NAPCH National Training Seminar -Alpena, MI- Instructor Assistant/ handler -Cadaver Detection Team
  • 2010 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI Instructor/ handler- Cadaver Detection Team
  • 2010 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Received Trainer Certification- Patrol/ Narcotics/Explosives/Cadaver
  • 2010 Pennsylvania State Sheriff's Association Seminar
  • 2011 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor/ handler
  • 2011 NAPCH Certified Trainer- Patrol/Explosives/Narcotics/Cadaver
  • 2013 NAPCH/ APCA/OPOTA Certification with K-9 Grimm Patrol/ Explosives team for Allen County Sheriff's Office
  • 2013 NAPCH Certified Master Trainer of Patrol/Narcotics/ Explosives/ Accelerants & Cadaver
  • 2013 Allen County Sheriff's Office/ NW Ohio Regional Bomb Squad- Bomb Squad member and Haz Mat Team
  • 2014 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor/ Participant
  • 2015 ATF NORT Certification
  • 2015 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor /Handler



  • National Assoc of Professional Canine Handlers
  • American Police Canine Association
  • Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy certified K-9 handler- Patrol/ Explosives Detection
  • United States Air Force- flight crew chief KC135


Matt is a  Deputy Sheriff with the Allen County Ohio Sheriff's Office. Matt works a Patrol/ Explosives detection K-9 for Allen County Sheriff's Office.  He is a former Police Officer for Cridersville, Ohio Police Dept. and Cadaver K-9 handler. Matt has 3 daughters who love spending time with the dogs as well.




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.