Cayla Withrow

Cayla Withrow and her husband and live in Pinch, WV on a small farm with their chickens, mini pigs, 2 cats & 2 dogs. Cayla is the owner of the West Virginia location and brings with her a solid foundation of canine handling experience, and is an AKC CGC and Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator. 
Cayla has always had a passion for animals and sought a career with them for many years.  Before working as a professional trainer, she developed her animal knowledge by growing and cultivating a small homestead, and volunteering at local shelters.  Her passion for animals shines best when working with Therapy Dog Development, with her past in working with families in need.  
It would be easy to say that meeting countless dogs is the best thing about working as a professional trainer.  However, the clients make her job the most fulfilling. There’s just something special about educating people that are passionate about their dogs and want to see them achieve goals they never thought possible.  The most difficult part of being a trainer is building a bond with a dog over a Board & Train session and having to say goodbye to them when the session is over.  
Cayla’s personal goal at The Complete K9 is to concentrate her efforts to see all dogs become quality canine citizens.  She hopes to help everyone enjoy their companionship and have a deep and meaningful bond by educating clients as well as their dogs.  She wants to see ALL her graduates happy and out & about, living there BEST Complete K9 life!

Cayla is an AKC CGC, S.T.A.R., & Trick Dog Evaluator, and is Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR

Justin Withrow

Justin comes from an extensive first responder background. He is an active member of Pinch Vol Fire Department, senior telecommunicator for Kanawha County 911 and Board of Directors member for WV K9 SAR Team. Justin brings a wealth of knowledge from public safety sector and is actively expanding his knowledge and skill set with his K9 Willow in Mantrailing & Human Remains Detection (HRD).
Justin oversees the day to day operations in West Virginia and manages marketing as well as community outreach programs. You can often find Justin at events throughout the state of WV with his K9 advertising for TCK9, showcasing demonstration dogs talents & abilities.

Emily Fritz

Emily Fritz is a recent addition to The Complete K9 Team. Emily lives in Hometown, West Virginia with her two dogs Oliver & Carl! Growing up, a dog was always in the the family home. Emily graduated high school in 2018, and wanted to pursue her career in dog training. She is very passionate about dogs. Before becoming a professional dog trainer, she also worked at a doggy day care for 3 years. Where she gained many learning experiences with different breeds of dogs from many sizes. Emily loves growing her knowledge about dogs and how you can train them properly. Her passion for dog training and her love for dogs really shines when she is training her dog, Carl!

Emily is an AKC CGC, S.T.A.R., & Trick Dog Evaluator, and is Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR

Fallon Houser

Fallon is the Founder of TCK9, and has always believed in “walking what you talk,” as well as leading by example. She’s a firm believer in education, whether it be for dogs or people, and has always believed there is an answer for most any question should you take the time to find it.

An animal lover from birth, Fallon spent her childhood bringing home strays, training and rehabilitating them, and competing on horseback in 3-Day Events, before later deciding to turn her attention towards animal welfare and rescue as a teenager after spending time volunteering with the local shelter.

That passion is what led her to start the longest-running Doberman Pinscher Rescue in the state of TN, Tennessee Doberman Rescue Plus (, and attain her MBA degree while running a rescue, working full time, getting married to the love of her life, and having a child. In the 10+ years since founding TDR+, Fallon has personally been hands-on in the rescue of thousands of dogs (and still counting), and has grown the organization from a fledgling group of fosters – to a large 501(c)3 rescue with volunteers and fosters throughout the southeast.

As a business owner and self-admitted dog nerd, Fallon owns and operates multiple dog training locations throughout the southeast, with the newest being The Complete K9, which is located in her hometown of Sweetwater, TN. While she’s extremely passionate about training and has years of professional experience in Obedience, K9 Detection & Scent Work, Aggression & Anxiety Management, and Service Dog Training (including Medical Alert and Bio-Dog Odor Training) – Fallon’s passion lies not only in helping dogs behaviorally, but also through Nutrition, Wellness, and Fitness in order to help each client achieve their goals in the most complete way possible. When not actively working with her trainers and clients, she also competes regularly in Scent Work trials and attends numerous continuing education seminars and classes yearly (because she believes there should never be a point where an instructor stops learning and growing).

Fallon is an AKC Evaluator, Certified Sport Detection Dog Trainer Level 2 through Ford K9, Certified Bio-Dog Trainer (Cancer and Medical Alert Detection) through the In-Situ Foundation, Certified Pet First Aid & CPR Instructor, Pet Nutrition Counselor, and member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), DPCA (Doberman Pinscher Club of America), DPCN (Doberman Pinscher Club of Nashville), UDC (United Doberman Club), and the NDTC (Nashville Dog Training Club).