Meet the Team


Rob Shewmake

Rob Shewmake

Owner / K9 Handler

The love and affection that Rob shows to his dogs are beyond impressive. There is no better example of what a personal protection dog is if you were to meet his beloved Ado. Rob has always had a love of dogs and this drew him into the K9 world. He is an good handler and takes the time to travel the country and sometimes the world to attend as many seminars as he can to continue learning different techniques and current training methods to keep his dogs on their toes. Competing in Protection Competitions has become a new found passion for Rob and his dogs. Rob served an honorable 4 years in the Army as Military Police. following that Rob served an additional 3 years in the civilian law enforcement sector.

Abigail Wilmoth

Abigail Wilmoth

Trainer

Abigail Wilmoth is a Northwest Arkansas native, growing up on a local farm she grew up with herding dogs, and that is when her passion for dogs began! She pursued her passion by attending the Tom Rose School in St. Louis Missouri, there she spent her time training her two loved dogs, Vita and Nugget, to the highest levels of obedience, specific odor detection, and tracking. Along with learning how to use the latest training methods for a variety of dogs! Now Abigail has joined us, along with pursuing her degree in Animal Science at the University of Arkansas! 

Sonya Roberson

Sonya Roberson

Kennel Technician

Sonya Roberson was born and raised a country girl here in beautiful Northwest Arkansas.  From bonfires to baby animals she loves all that the country life has to offer.

Sonya has a servants heart, destined to help those around her as well as their four-legged companions.  She grew up raising animals, dogs, cats, pigs, bunnies even the occasional squirrel or chipmunk. Her love for animals drove Sonya to attend Petra Allied Health where she studied to become a Veterinary Technician.  She has been doing that for 3 years now at a local clinic in addition to working with JFK9.

Her faith in Jesus Christ is number one and is the driving force in all that I do.  Through Him, all things are possible.

Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes

Trainer
Mike was born and raised in New York. When Mike discovered his passion for dogs he decided to turn his passion into a career. Mike travelled to St.Louis, Missouri to attend The Tom Rose School. While at the Tom Rose School Mike went through the Professional and Master dog training program where he learned all the in’s and out’s  of today’s modern training methods and techniques.