Paw Paws Canine College & Kennel, LLC
Specializing in Pet Training & Problem Solving
Short & Long Term Dog Boarding Available
Paw Paws location

Resume

Brenda "Sue" Clauss


Professional Experience

2006 - Present Owner Paw Paws Canine College & Kennel, LLC Established and operated kennel in dog obedience training and boarding. Directed the development of a strong customer base and marketing of kennel services. Responsible for all areas of business operation including training, marketing, inventory, accounting, policy development, and maintenance. Additionally involved in breed counseling for prospective owners, the study of behavioral problems of dogs, professional consultations to other kennels and rescues.

1989 - 2005 Owner, Companion Dog Training, Lincoln, Delaware
Established and operated kennel in dog obedience training, and boarding. Directed the development of a strong customer base and the marketing of kennel services. Responsible for all areasSue Clauss and Willy of business operation including personnel, training, supervision, marketing, payroll, inventory, accounting,  policy development, and maintenance. Presented public lectures on pet training, health care, and psychology. Additionally involved in breed counseling for prospective owners, the study of behavioral problems of dogs, professional consultations to other kennels, and showing dogs.

1988 Management Trainee, Southern States Cooperative, Dagsboro, Delaware
Retail store and pet supplies marketing management trainee.

1988 Research Biologist, Wildlife International Ltd., Easton, Maryland
Conducted acute, sub acute and chronic studies according to designated protocols, SOP's and GLP's. Responsibilities included observations of all in-progress studies, recording and calculating data generated by studies, i.e., body weights, feed consumption, egg weight, shell thickness, egg visibility and development, necropsies, tissue preparation for brain cholinesterase determinations.

1980-1987 Executive Director, Friendship Kennels, Inc. Jessup, Maryland
Established and operated kennel in dog obedience training, pet grooming, and breeding. Directed the development of a strong customer base and the marketing of pet supplies, feeds, and kennel services. Responsible for all areas of business operation including personnel, training, supervision, marketing, payroll, inventory, accounting, policy development, and maintenance. Presented public lectures on pet training, health care, hereditary diseases, and psychology. Provided specialized training for guard dogs, stage animals, and the pets of handicapped owners. Additionally involved in breed counseling for prospective owners, the study of behavioral problems of dogs, professional consultations to other kennels, showing dogs, and judging dog matches.

1979 Veterinarian's Assistant, Huffard Animal Hospital trainer of dogs Pasadena, Maryland

1973-1978 Veterinarian's Assistant Anne Arundel Dog and Cat Hospital, Brooklyn Park, Maryland


Education

1994 Certified at Level II by Society of North American Dog Trainers (one of only seven in country)

1975-78, 1982-83 University of Maryland at College Park, Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

1975-1979 Various classes in dog training, including Novice, Open and Utility. Apprenticeship in private dog training focusing on problem solving.


Continuing Education

2015 Buck Brannaman Clinic

2014 Dale Cunningham Clinic

2011 Clinton Anderson Seminar

2009 Clinton Anderson Seminar

2000 John Lyons Symposium Ann-Marie Turpin Seminar- John Lyons Certified Horse Trainer

1997-1999 Various workshops in alternate methodologies

1996 Diane Bauman Cross Training Seminar/Rieki Level One

1995 Ian Dunbar Behavioral & Learning Workshop/Animal Communication Lecture by Anita Curtis

1994 Hogan/Thompson Tracking Workshop

1993 Linda Tellington Jones Workshop

1991 Linda Tellington Jones/Allen Shoen, 5 Day Training in Tellington Touch and Holistic Veterinary Modalities

1990 George Alston Dog Show Handling Workshop Sue with champion

1989 Job Michael Evans Problem Solving Seminar

1988 University of Pennsylvania New Research on Hip Dysplasia

1987 AKC Obedience Regulations Seminar

1985 William Koehler Obedience Training Workshop

1984 University of Pennsylvania Autoimmune Diseases Seminar


Activities and Associations:

1980-1987 State and Federal license in salvage and rehabilitation of birds of prey and migratory birds.

Lifetime Working with horses.

References Available Upon Request

comedog 11truck dog and dog dog at heel kennel

   Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.  -  Roger Caras

www.PawPawsCanineCollege.com