About Us

Our mission as Behavior Consultants.

Our Mission

PRO K-9 is an innovative dog training and behavior modification company devoted to maximizing the human-canine relationship through individualized, affordable, results-focused in-home and social training programs. Our mission is to keep dogs in their homes by educating owners and equipping them with the skills and continued support needed to create balanced companions.
Jen Guthrie

Jen Guthrie

/ Training Director
Jen is a lifelong dog owner and lover. She began by volunteering with rescues, apprenticing and completing private studies in behavior and training. Since taking ownership in 2011, she's made PRO K-9's mission to not only help clients, but also provide crucial training and behavior support for local rescues dogs to successfully prepare them for adoption. Jen works primarily with behavioral cases through in-home programs.
Rachel Awad

Rachel Awad

/ Behavior Consultant
Rachel has had a passion for dogs her entire life, growing up learning how to properly raise them. She currently has three dogs of her own, and loves the work that goes into them every day. Rachel has apprenticed with us while studying, and is now applying her knowledge by assisting clients as a Behavior Consultant through our in-home programs, teaching classes, and managing our Train While You're Away dog walking program.
Morgan Frayer

Morgan Frayer

/ Behavior Consultant
Morgan has always had a passion for working with animals. As an experienced pet sitter and rescuer, she helped people get their new dogs acclimated, teaching obedience and new educating owners. As a Behavior Consultant, she's assisted clients through in-home programs and group classes. Morgan will be missed as she takes a leave of absence to start her family. She will continue to be available to her clients for advice.
Stefanee Erickson

Stefanee Erickson

/ Behavior Consultant
Stefanee has been working with Jen for years, assisting in the training of her own dogs, and to her high standards. With two rescue dogs of her own, Stefanee is committed to the work that goes into creating balanced companions. She's now applying her skills gained through apprenticeship as one of Behavior Consultants, leading group classes and working with dogs through our Train While You're Away dog walking program.
Mat Sica

Mat Sica

/ Behavior Consultant
Mat has many years of experience training and rehabilitating rescue dogs, and is now focusing his talents on training psychiatric service dogs for military veterans through a local non-profit and a prison training program. We are thrilled to have Mat assisting clients through in-home programs and service dog training, as well as at our group classes and Socializing Groups.
Tina Isaacson

Tina Isaacson

/ Behavior Consultant
Since childhood, Tina's compassion for animals had been evident as she helped any dog that crossed her path. That evolved into volunteering with rescues and animal outreach organizations, helping the ones that need it most. Her wealth of experience has accumulated into a deep understanding of canine behavior. We're excited to have her on board pursuing the next step in her passion, assisting at classes, walking and training client dogs.
Who we are.

Since 2001, PRO K-9 In-Home Training Professionals has helped thousands of dogs and owners throughout Southeast Michigan achieve their training goals. We work with dogs of all breeds, temperaments and backgrounds, with a primary focus on rehabilitating dogs with social behavior issues. We pride ourselves on our ability to solve behavior problems and teach effective obedience through a balanced approach using positive reinforcement training methods. Our training philosophy demands that owners be given the knowledge to build and maintain leadership, as well as the theories and methods for understanding and correcting current behavior problems, and preventing future ones.

Our roots are in rescue. All of us at PRO K-9 got our start by helping dogs in need through fostering and volunteering in various ways with local rescue groups—and we all saw a crucial need for training and behavior support for these dedicated people. So we did something about it by working with rescues, foster homes and adopting homes through seminars, classes, private sessions and in-home programs. The result: humans are better educated and dogs are better placed and prepared for adoption.

Our future.

While highly successful with our approach, we recognize the need and demand for support beyond our in-home training, and are specially designing a facility to provide a safe space for dogs and owners to continue improving social confidence at an appropriate pace. PRO K-9 Acres will be developed in Romulus, MI on 10 acres of land, easily accessible for our dedicated clients. Like a gym membership for your dog, this one-of-a-kind Activity & Training Center will include an indoor training space and four fully fenced activity yards, 1-5 acres in size, each featuring a unique activity with agility equipment, play structures, a pond and dock, wooded hiking trails and more. We'll provide additional training options such as private sessions and training classes, plus activity clinics for agility, dock diving, scent work and more. We're also eager to provide even more crucial training and behavior support to dogs in need through our Sponsored Rescues. While we continue to provide in-home training, dogs throughout Southeast Michigan will benefit and excel with our new services—socially selective dogs, dogs in homes without backyards, or any dog whose owner is looking for safer alternatives for their canine companion. Learn more and stay connected for updates.