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 training facility next door to their home! Pawsitive Canine Care & Training is now a full service boarding, day-school 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 have a daughter named Camrbia (also an aspiring dog-trainer), a pug mix named Puca, a border collie mix named Vanna, a shepherd mix named Impa and a bearded dragon! KT and the dogs compete in multiple different dog sports including Agility, Rally, Dock Diving, Scent work and more! 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 is one of our Certified Professional Dog Trainers and Managers here at PCCT. She has been working with dogs with behavioral challenges for over 7 years. Haley has been a Pet Professional Guild Associate and IAABC member for over 6 years and she hosts group classes here at our facility and private sessions both in-home and on-site. Haley has a passion for working through the tough aggression cases. She specializes in resource guarding cases. She has two rescues of her own, Nova (Belgian Malinois) and Bruno (Spaniel Mix) that are her heart and soul. In her spare time she loves practice Agility, Tracking and Rally-Obedience 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 4 years ago and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board!
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/working breeds. Here at PCCT she hopes to pass on her addiction to dog powered sports to the working breeds clients!
Jamie Becker, KPA-CTP
Supervisor & Trainer
Jamie is one of our Certified Trainers and Supervisors here at PCCT! She has made a wonderful addition to our team! Jamie has worked with dogs in various animal shelters for the past 6 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!
Supervisor & Resident Trainer
Brooke is one of our Supervisors and Resident Trainers here at PCCT. She has been a fabulous addition to our trainer team. Brooke has a special place in her heart for working line guardian breeds. She enjoys working through cases with breeds that require an outlet for various behavioral needs such as livestock instincts, herding, etc. In Brooke's spare time she is one busy lady! Brooke is the lead singer in a Band called The Worst! In her spare time if she is not busy traveling the country with her band, she is spending time with her 3 dogs! Ziggy (Chesapeake Bay Retriever), Brody (Great Pyrenees Mix) and Maxine (Xolo). We are very fortunate to have Brooke on our team!
PAWSITIVE CANINE CARE & TRAINING Welcomes You With Open Paws
Where your pet is part of our family