Carl Spitz (August 26, 1894 – September 15, 1976) was a Hollywood dog trainer, most famous for owning and training the Cairn Terrier Terry, who portrayed Toto in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Spitz developed the method of using silent hand signals to direct an animal. Terry did her own stunts.
Carl Spitz was a German immigrant and student of Col. Konrad Most, who was widely considered to be "The Father of Dog Training in America". Carl opened the Hollywood Dog Training School in California in 1927. Carl Spitz would later go on to become the man responsible for setting up America's WWII War-Dog Program. He died at the age of 82 and was buried in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
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