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.
Tina Guthrie

Tina Guthrie

/ 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 as she provides training and behavior support for all dogs from puppyhood to the most severe behavior issues. Tina studied privately and apprenticed with us to help clients reach all their training goals through our in-home programs and group classes, and now even more through our private alumni training and activity club.
Dawn Patterson

Dawn Patterson

/ Pack Leader
Dawn has had a deep love and natural connection with all animals, especially dogs, since childhood. After volunteering with shelters and various animal rescues, she adopted 2 border collies in 2014, both with severe fear and anxiety issues. This led her down a path of apprenticeship, research and independent studies in both training and canine behavior. Her studies and practical application has allowed her to not only change and fulfil her own dog’s lives, but many others as well. Dawn’s passion is to help people build strong connections and relationships with their canine companions through positive training, games and dog sports, and she now does so with our Pack Members.
Jen Guthrie

Jen Guthrie

/ Training Director
Jen is a lifelong dog owner and lover. She began her journey by volunteering with rescues, apprenticing and completing private studies in behavior and training. Since taking ownership pf PRO K-9 in 2011, she's made our mission to not only help our valued clients, but also provide crucial training and behavior support for local rescue dogs in order to successfully prepare them for adoption. Jen continues to evolve PRO K-9's vision and scope of services to serve our mission: to keep dogs in their homes by educating owners and equipping them with the skills and continued support needed to create balanced companions.

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. With over 20 years combined experience, 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.

In 2024, we're excited to add to our core programs with the introduction of the PRO K-9 Pack, our Private Alumni Training & Activity Club. We spent the last decade specially designing the next level with our dedicated clients in mind. We rounded out our canine curriculum, adding unique options for clients maximize their dog's training, socialization, and confidence through advanced classes, specialized private sessions, activity clinics in sports like agility, educational events like pet first aid, plus private use to exercise safely and more. Our roots are in rescue, and we continue to provide training and behaviorial support to local 501(c)3 rescues, including a special program through the club.