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Meet the Team

Rob
Manager / K9 Handler

Rob is a devoted dog lover whose passion for his four-legged companions knows no bounds. His bond with his dogs, particularly his beloved Ado, exemplifies the epitome of a well-trained, clear-headed, and obedient sport dog. With an inherent affinity for canines, Rob’s journey into the K9 world was a natural progression fueled by his genuine love for these loyal animals.

As a handler, Rob demonstrates exceptional skill and dedication, continuously seeking to enhance his knowledge and expertise. He avidly immerses himself in the world of dog training, frequently traversing the country to partake in seminars and workshops, eager to glean insights into diverse techniques and cutting-edge training methods. His commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements ensures that his dogs remain at the top of their game.

Driven by his fervor for competition, Rob finds immense fulfillment in participating in Protection Competitions alongside his canine companions. His unwavering determination and teamwork with his dogs propel them to excel in these challenging arenas, showcasing their remarkable abilities and forging unbreakable bonds.

Prior to his endeavors in the K9 world, Rob served his country with honor, dedicating four years to the Army as a Military Police officer. Building upon his military experience, he transitioned seamlessly into civilian law enforcement, where he continued to serve for an additional three years, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to upholding justice and protecting his community.

Rob’s remarkable journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication, profound love for dogs, and steadfast devotion to service. His indomitable spirit and tireless pursuit of excellence continue to inspire all those fortunate enough to witness his remarkable bond with his beloved canine companions.

Bryan
Operations Manager

Bryan, a proud native of Oklahoma who has found his home in Northwest Arkansas, brings over 5 years of invaluable experience to Joint Forces K9, where he has diligently ascended to the role of Operations Manager. With a remarkable track record of over 500 trained dogs and a clientele that continues to expand at a rapid pace, Bryan’s dedication to his craft is second to none.

Whether catering to the needs of high-profile clients and their esteemed companions or addressing the fundamental requirements of young puppies, Bryan consistently exceeds expectations in training. His commitment to innovation drives him to continuously seek out and implement cutting-edge techniques, ensuring that each dog he works with reaches its fullest potential.

Bryan’s unwavering determination to succeed is evident in his tireless efforts to cultivate enduring, harmonious relationships between owners and their beloved pets. With a passion for excellence and a relentless pursuit of improvement, Bryan goes above and beyond to create happy, healthy, and long-lasting bonds between people and their furry companions.

Brianna
Canine Behavior Specialist

Brianna was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has had a lifelong relationship with animals, and her passion began as soon as she could walk. As a young girl she would watch the neighborhood cats play for hours, and even managed to tame some of the feral kittens to help them find homes forever. As Brianna got older and was allowed to leave the block her house was on, she began catching and bringing home the lost dogs in the neighborhood. She was fearless and determined regardless of size and breed, and quickly learned she had a talent for being able to read a dog’s body language and understand what they were trying to communicate. At 16 years old Brianna started working with many foster organizations, and would mainly foster bully breed dogs in her home from the city’s high kill shelter. Many came to her with little to no training, as well as behavioral problems, but she managed to ensure they learned proper manners to find their forever homes. She fostered and saved over 50 dogs while working with the rescue. When she didn’t have a foster to care for she worked as a dog walker and in-home dog sitter. She always knew her true calling and passion were with dogs.

Shortly before turning 21, Brianna decided to attend Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. She learned hands-on how to train and handle different canines based on their behavior. She graduated and became certified as a Canine Trainer and Behavioral Specialist. After returning home she began working at one of the top dog training facilities in Chicago. Brianna has trained over 500 dogs mainly working with behavioral modification cases. She joined the Joint Forces K9 team to continue growing her knowledge on training dogs and pursue her life calling of helping dogs live happy and healthy life through training.

Dylan
Dog Trainer

Growing up in a household filled with the joyful chaos of four dogs, Dylan’s affinity for our furry companions was ingrained early on. As a young man, fueled by a sense of duty, I proudly served my country by joining the US Army Reserves. Alongside my military service, I discovered a passion for coaching high school lacrosse and found love in the embrace of my beautiful wife.

However, it wasn’t until I welcomed Jefe, my Belgian Malinois, into my life around 2020, that my journey into the world of dog training truly began. From that moment, dog training became my consuming passion. I embarked on a path of continuous learning, obtaining my K9 instructor certification and attending numerous seminars to deepen my understanding of this intricate field.

As my expertise grew, I found fulfillment in sharing my knowledge with others, eagerly assisting in training my neighbors’ dogs and witnessing the transformational impact it had on their lives. It became increasingly clear that my future lay in the realm of professional dog training.

That realization led me to take the next pivotal step in my career by applying at Joint Forces K9. Recognizing it as the perfect platform to channel my dedication and expertise, I eagerly embraced the opportunity to contribute to their esteemed team.

Autumn
Dog Trainer

Autumn moved to Arkansa from Chicago, Illinois in May 2022. She joined the Joint Forces K9 team as a kennel tech, having experience previously as one in Chicago, but also shadowed closely under the trainers. She first began working with several of the trainers to help address her Australian Cattle Dog, Rusty, behavioral issues. Rusty was a rescue who was both human and dog reactive, which stemmed from fear. After seeing the change in her dog’s confidence and temperament from consistently working with him, Autumn decided to begin studying how dogs learn to communicate better, with not only her personal dogs, but the ones she engaged with at work as well. Autumn was able to get hands-on experience with dogs of different breeds and temperament to apply what she had studied with the guidance of the Joint Forces Trainers.

After spending time under different trainers she developed her own way of training, and was promoted to dog trainer here at Joint Forces. Since being promoted she has trained dogs, not only in advanced obedience, but also scent work and agility. Autumn plans to contuine learning new ways of modern dog training as the industry grows, so she can make it a unique positive experience for each new furry friend!

Brian
Dog Trainer

Brian is a dedicated dog trainer with a passion for understanding canine behavior and fostering positive relationships between pets and their owners. With a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, specializing in developmental psychology and behaviorism, Brian brings a unique blend of academic knowledge and practical experience to his work.

A veteran of the US Navy, Brian has honed his discipline, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills through years of service. His commitment to excellence extends to his work as a dog trainer, where he combines classical and operant conditioning techniques to achieve remarkable results.

Having faced the challenges of managing fear and aggression in his dogs, both with a bite history, Brian understands firsthand the complexities of behavior modification. Through consistent training and compassionate guidance, he has successfully rehabilitated his pets, demonstrating his expertise in canine psychology and his dedication to helping dogs and their owners overcome obstacles.

With Brian’s expertise and experience, clients can trust that their furry companions are in capable hands, receiving personalized training and support tailored to their individual needs.

Brandon
Lead Kennel Technician

Hello, my name is Brandon, and I am 28 years old. I am a Kennel Tech here at Joint Forces K9, but look forward to growing and expanding my knowledge for all different breeds of dogs! I was born in Joplin, MO and was raised in Missouri for most of my childhood. When I was about 10 years old my family moved from Missouri to Oklahoma to work at a poultry farm. My first pet dog was introduced to me when we moved to the farm. Ever since then I have always had a love for dogs!

Trevor
Kennel Technician

Trevor is a native to Arkansas and has lived in the NWA area for the last few years. His love of dogs began at a young age while having two yellow labs, Duke and Daisy. He has had several breeds of dogs as pets sense then, but finds the working dogs especially interesting. Regardless of the size Trevor recognizes the important roles  that dogs play in the life of a human. Whether it is a constant companion, working dog or service dog they each deserve the attention, love and training that brings out the best in each dog. Trevor hopes to apply this understanding by one day becoming a full time dog trainer.