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At Von Der Spitze, we offer a full range of services to meet the needs of you and your dog. Our clients are our absolute top priority and we custom make our programs to each individual pet and owner.
The owner of Von Der Spitze, Antonio got his start as a little boy with a Doberman named Sprocket, and a Rottweiler named Katee. Both of these dogs were protective and looked after Antonio and he was in charge of grooming, feeding, and exercising them.
At age 14, Antonio was attacked by a dog and needed 30 stitches. After months with doctors, Antonio recovered, but was left with a question; "What was the difference that separated his dogs from the dog that attacked him?"
After some time in the Marine Corps, and exposure to working military dogs, Antonio had his answer. Over the last decade, he learned more about animal socialization, basic and advanced obedience training, protection training, explosive and narcotics detection training.
After multiple deployments and an Honorable discharge, he started working with law enforcement agencies and police kennels across the whole world.
Since 2010 Antonio has been actively involved in the dog Protection Sport of Schutzhund which has three phases: tracking, obedience, and protection.
Von Der Spitze has grown to encompass all dogs and make high-end training available to anyone whose dog requires it.
At SpitzeK9 we are amongst the leading dog training professionals. We actively compete in advanced off-leash dog obedience training, and protection sports with our German Shepherd Dogs. Being the go to choice for celebrity dog owners, professional athletes, police, military, and families alike.
SpitzeK9 has also trained dogs for the production of television shows, and major motion pictures, to include The Rachel Ray Show; Q.V.C; CBS original series, One Dollar; WGN, The Outsiders; Netflix Original, MindHunter.
Treat your dog to two weeks at our facility. Your dog will receive multiple sessions per day, which is a great option for faster results and increased problem-solving. Spitze K9 offers its premier boot camp experience to you and your dog so that you both get the best results. You and your dog will be better than every after our board and train program.
We offer all-natural dog grooming with the highest quality holistic products. Make your appointment today for an express wash, nail trim, or ear cleaning! We also offer paw protection. Our groomers love their jobs, so we give you many ways to get your pet groomed. Give us a call today!
As part of our in-home services, Von Der Spitze offers loose-leash dog walking services to our clients. We understand that sometimes your busy schedule gets in the way of taking your dog for a walk, so we will come to you, offering one-on-one services for your fur child in the comforts of your own home! Schedule your first walk with us today!
If you are in need of a little bit of extra protection, Spitze K9 selects and trains dogs to suit your individual needs. They will receive the same advanced training as military and Law Enforcement Patrol Canines. Contact us for pricing and available dogs!
We have trained police and military K9 teams around the globe to certification and helped countless others fix training issues, always producing stellar results for handlers and their dogs. Visit our website and contact us with questions or reservations!
Our stud dogs are dominant and passionate. Visit our website to see the dogs that are available for stud, so that you can have quality puppies that will join the ranks of alpha dogs in Pittsburgh and all over the world!
Spitze breeds dogs with a strong heritage to produce capable offspring. Check our website for availability!