Kim Cerio began training dogs, professionally, in 1999. Kim attended her first obedience class, with her family golden retriever, Mandy, when Kim was 10 years old. She failed that obedience class when Mandy ran the opposite direction on the recall. This began her journey in learning how dogs think, and how to get the best and most positive response in training.
Kim has participated in many dog sports, including personal protection, obedience, agility, confirmation, IPO and is currently training in PSA (Protection Sports Association).
Kim has trained and handled several detection and police K9’s. Kim recently retired her operational human remains detection dog, Cooper. Cooper and Kim, successfully worked many criminal investigations, throughout the United States.
Kim has been in law enforcement since 2004. She spent 11 years as a highly decorated patrol officer, with the Chicago Police Department and is currently a Master Texas Peace Officer, for a police department in North Texas.
In 2015, Kim, and her husband/business partner, Pat, moved to Texas, and created Texas K9 University. Kim's love and passion, for training dogs, is evident, in each dog, she has the honor of training.