MEET THE TEAM
KT Benard CPDT-KA
Jon Benard CPDT-KA
Kathleen (KT) Benard has been working with dogs since 2007. KT is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, as well as an AKC Evaluator, APDT, PPG and IAABC associate member. KT is committed to using up-to-date positive reinforcement training, and continues her education by attending annual accredited conferences, and educational seminars presented by the nation's top positive trainers. KT has spent years working with multiple local shelters, rescues, veterinary offices, doggy day cares and pet shops. She volunteers much of her time to fostering homeless dogs, and helps to rehabilitate and re-home dogs in need.
Flash forward to 2013, KT met her now husband Jon Benard, who proposed to her one evening at a puppy transport station, while unloading rescue puppies off of a transportation truck. Jon is a Behavioral Health Specialist, and has spent years working with children with disabilities.
Jon has also fostered and volunteered for multiple shelters and rescues,
and realized his passion for helping and training dogs professionally as well. He has worked in doggy day cares, and specializes in structured socialization, play-group supervising and dog-to-dog interactions. Jon also passed his Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed exam and continues his education in positive reinforcement training through webinars and seminars each year!
In 2018, KT and Jon decided to make their dreams a reality. They moved to Windham, Maine, and opened a dog boarding and training facility next door to their home! Pawsitive Canine Care & Training is now a full service boarding, daycare, and training operation. They are ecstatic and over-joyed to turn their passion into reality, and help dogs and their owners who are in need of quality care, and trust-worthy behavioral education.
Together they a daughter named Camrbia (also an aspiring dog-trainer), a pit-bull mix named Diamond, a pug mix named Puca, a border collie mix named Vanna, and a bearded dragon! In their spare time, Jon and KT enjoy going hiking and camping, and going on adventures together as a family!
Haley Fawcett, CPDT-KA
Manager & Trainer
Haley has been working with dogs with behavioral issues for over 5 years and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed. Haley has been a Pet Professional Guild Associate for over 4 years. She has a passion for studying and using food & proper nutrition to promote health, effectively deal with allergies, and manage appropriate weight in canines. She hosts group classes and private sessions here at our facility every month. She also enjoys working through aggression cases with local rescues and fostering dogs! She specializes in resource guarding and sibling rivalry cases. She has two rescues of her own, Oliver and Bruno that challenge her daily in all areas of her field. In her spare time she loves to hike with her pups and spend time on the lake with her family! She moved here all the way from the Orono area to take this position and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board!
Jamie Becker, KPA-CTP
Supervisor & Trainer
Jamie is one of our Certified Trainers here at PCCT! She has made a wonderful addition to our team! Jamie has worked with dogs in animal shelters for the past 5 years and completed the Karen Pryor Academy Professional Dog Trainer program in 2019. In her spare time she loves to hike, bake and teach her two dogs (Tillie and Bean) new tricks! She looks forward to meeting you and working with you and your pups!
Amy Craves, CPDT-KA
Manager & Trainer
Amy is one of our Managers & Trainers here at our facility. Amy has been working with dogs for 20 years, and has been obsessed with them for life. With a combination of veterinary, daycare, boarding, training, and mushing experience, she has a unique skill set. In her spare time Amy enjoys racing and training her two sled dogs, Gallatin and Royce as well as anything that gets her outside! She loves all dogs, but has a passion for working with high drive breeds. Here at PCCT she hopes to pass on her addiction to dog powered sports to the working breeds clients!
Supervisor & Resident Trainer
Tiffany is one of our Resident Trainers here at PCCT and our intern supervisor! After graduating from UNH with a degree in Applied Animal Science, she has spent the last 10 years working alongside Animal Control Officers, Trainers, Groomers, and worked as a Adoption Counselor at a local shelter! Tiffany spends her spare time at home with her husband, daughter, and 2 shepherd mixes. She has a special place in her heart for the nervous and shy dogs and enjoys working through cases and building dogs confidence! Tiffany has been a wonderful addition to our team!
PAWSITIVE CANINE CARE & TRAINING Welcomes You With Open Paws
Where your pet is part of our family