About us

M. Cecilia Sternzon, CPDT-KA, MBA
Founder, Principal

A Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Cecilia, is a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). With over 20 years of professional experience in dog training, she stays on top of the latest scientific discoveries in learning and behavior, and remains knowledgeable with consistent continuing education.

Cecilia started training her own dogs from the age of 12. It wasn't until a few years after college, however, that she became involved in the profession of dog training. In 1992, she joined a Flyball and Agility club, and began teaching pet dog training classes to earn money for competition fees. She worked part time in the dog training field, earning her CPDT certification in 2003. In 2004 she finally "took the plunge" and launched into the full-time career of dog training and dog behavior counseling. In 2005, she founded the non-profit corporation, KADIE - Kids and Dogs Interactive Education, teaching children how to remain safe around dogs..

Now, Cecilia specializes in high drive dogs and working with children and dogs.

Offering a variety of group classes as well as one-on-one training, she can assist you in dealing with your dog's behavior challenges, including dog aggression, anxiety and other issues. She employs only the most modern, science-based, dog-friendly (and people-friendly) training methods, adhering to the CCPDT Code of Ethics.