Benjamin Berenfield (Owner)
Ben discovered his love of dog training when he rescued his dog Sherlock (pictured at the bottom). Working with and overcoming Sherlock’s behavioral issues led to Ben’s passion for training dogs, especially the misunderstood ones. This passion led Ben to a full-time career training and rehabilitating dogs in Raleigh, North Carolina. In early 2018 he launched his own company Haven Dog Training in Pittsboro, North Carolina which is now dedicated to helping all breeds and needs. Our training philosophy is founded in the belief that every individual, both four-legged and two, have their own unique balance that helps them achieve lasting success and happiness. Every dog at Haven is evaluated and trained with a relationship-based approach tailored to the individual. We focus on their specific needs in order to bring out the absolute best in both happiness and obedience.
Caitlin grew up on the East End of Long Island where she was afforded many opportunities to work with animals, both large and small. From assistant-managing a large horse stable to spending time in the veterinary and grooming industries, she has cultivated a unique skill set through hands-on experience. While working directly with dogs of various breeds & temperaments, Caitlin began to recognize her interest in dog behavior and training. Upon relocating to North Carolina four years ago, she was fortunate enough to attend formal schooling at Tarheel Canine School for Dog Trainers. Since then, she has developed a passion to help families and their dogs live a more fulfilled life together. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys hiking and training with her dog for protection sports.