Siloam Springs Arkansas – Joint Forces K9 Group, one of the leading dog trainers in Northwest Arkansas is delighted to announce that they have recently helped a decorated war veteran regain control of his life by giving him a trained service dog.

Joint Forces K9 Group which also offers dog boarding services, is a company which is nationally recognized, and has high professional standards. The company were approached by Sarah Pehlman, the wife of Derrick Pelhman. Sarah was deeply concerned for her husband and family, when Derick returned home following 23 years service in the National Guard. Derrick was a battalion-level intelligence analyst, and, when he was sent to Iraq as part of the second wave, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2, he would manage battles live – air support, infantry, everything.

Upon his return he was diagnosed with PTSD, and this was having a huge impact on both his life and that of his families. After conducting extensive research Sarah discovered that many PTSD sufferers had shown dramatic improvement when they were given a service dog. Unfortunately to get a service dog for free there was normally a waiting time of 3 years, which for the Pehlman family was simply not an acceptable time delay.

Luckily Joint Forces K9 Group, were able to supply a dog to Derrick, and the transformation has been nothing short of miraculous.

As one of the leading providers of dog training services in Arkansas, we are always totally confident in the standard and quality of our dogs, which is essential for any dog, but even more important for a service dog,” said Rob Shewmake of Joint Forces K9 Group. “We were absolutely thrilled to be able to step in and help Derrick, and see the changes which our dog has made to the lives of both Derrick and their family. We are blessed to work with dogs all day every day, but this was a story which touched everyone’s heart here at the Joint Forces K9 Group.”

Joint Forces K9 offers Boarding and a variety of different training options ranging from pet basic and advanced obedience, Specific odor detection, Personal protection training, Service dog training, Competition training/trial prep and so much more! Joint Forces K9 Group is here to bring their customers top rated bloodlines in Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherds. They are committed to raising and training only the best working and sporting dogs. All of their Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherd have direct links to the top bloodlines out of Europe. For more information about the company, and the services they provide, visit their website at

Company Name:Joint Forces K9 Group
Contact Person:Rob Shewmake
Address:17606 AR-16
City:Siloam Springs
Country: United States