Meet 2015 WUSV competitor Kao Von Vereinigte Stolz!

Marty Segretto

My passion for training dogs began with the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) in 1996. I was looking for an activity for my 2 year old female, Spooky. I was living in Springfield, VA and found my local Schutzhund club, Alexandria Schutzhund Verein.

 

Through the Alexandria club I began learning how to train dogs as well as learning how to do decoy work. I mentored under several exceptional trainers. Throughout my career I have attended numerous workshops and seminars on pet obedience and sport work. I attended several classes at the Tom Rose School for dog trainers while being featured in the book "Training with the Touch".  In 1998 I became and still am the club Training Director and decoy for Alexandria Schutzhund Verein.

 

I titled Spooky to a Schutzhund II but due injury prevented us from going farther.  I started competing in United Kennel Club (UKC) obedience trials with her and was able to title her to a CDX which is a mid-range level but I couldn’t complete her utility title due to her increasing health issues.

UKC (United Kennel Club) Dulles Gateway Obedience Trial, UCDX title 2000, 197.5 points of 200 points.

I have been engrossed in training dogs for 20 years. I have competed at the world level as well as multiple times at the national level. I have spent many years learning dog behavior and strive to always improve relationships between pet owners and their handlers.

 

I have obtained the following accomplishments as a handler:

  • Qualified for the 2016 USA WUSV Qualification trial

  • AKC CD title Kao Von Vereinigte Stolz

  • UScA National Championship 2015, 4th place 99/91/93, total 283

  • WUSV World Team member represtenting the United States 2015

  • Qualified for the 2015 USA WUSV Qualification trial, obtained 4th place

  • UScA National Championship 2014, High Protection 99 points

  • UScA National Championship 2014, Second Place 93/92/99, total 284

  • UScA Northeast Regional 2014, Champion 95/96/97, total 288

  • Blitzburg Hundesport Club Trial, High in Trial 97/94/100, total 291

  • UScA Working Dog Championship 2014, 12th place 90/87/90, total 267

  • Qualified for the 2013 USA WUSV Qualification trial

  • UScA National Championship 2012, Champion 96/97/94, total 287

  • UScA National Championship 2012, High in Trial

  • UScA National Championship 2012, High Northeast Regional Member

  • UScA National Championship 2012, High Handler Owned and Trained Dog

  • UScA National Championship 2012, High Obedience 97 points

  • UScA Northeast Regional 2012, Third Place, 100/98/94, total 292

  • UScA Northeast Regional 2012, High Tracking 100 points

  • National Competitor, AWDF 2012

  • Working Pit Bull Terrier Club of America National Champion 2007

  • Working Pit Bull Terrier Club of America National Champion 2005

  • Working Pit Bull Terrier Club of America National Champion 2004

  • National Competitor, AWDF Championships 2006, High Pit Bull Terrier

  • National Competitor with an APBT, DVG Nationals 2004

My true teaching dog was Aiden, he really started it all. I had him since he was a puppy in 2000 after Spooky had to be retired. He was a willful, high drive dog with a strong temperament. He is where I learned to work with difficult dogs. He taught me patience and how to figure out what positively motivates a dog to learn and do a skill. I titled Aiden from a SchH1 to a multiple time national champion SchH3. Aiden was retired in 2008

 

Marty and Aiden assisted with the National Geographic Show "BiteForce" with Dr. Brady Barr. Marty and Aiden were also featured in the book "Training with the Touch" by Tom Rose & Annetta L. Cheek.

Schutzhund/IPO Decoy

 

The sport of Schutzhund, now called Internationale Prüfungs-Ordnung (IPO) which I actively train and compete in is a three phase sport, human scent tracking, obedience and protection. During the protection phase a decoy assists in testing the dog for the judge. I started decoy work in 1996 as a basic level helper. I have advanced and maintain my classification as a national level decoy in the United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA). I have worked over 200 dogs in trial from club to National level.



  • Back Half Helper/Decoy UScA Northeast Regionals 2004

  • Back Half Helper/Decoy UScA Northeast Regionals 2006

  • Back Half Helper/Decoy UScA Northeast Regionals 2008

  • Back Half Helper/Decoy DVG America KG North Regionals 2009

  • Back Half Helper/Decoy UScA Northeast Regionals 2010

  • Back Half Helper/Decoy DVG America Nationals 2010

  • Back Half Helper/Decoy UScA Northeast Regionals 2011