Wendy Whitelam's Achievements

Wendy J. Whitelam, BS, CPDT

 

 

Professional Experience

The Pet Campus, Inc. 2000 to Present

Pineville, PA

Proprietor and Trainer/Behaviorist

Create and Teach pet dog classes ranging from puppy kindergarten through advanced obedience. Specialty classes include dog-dog aggression, rally obedience, and confidence classes. 

Individually address specific behavioral problems through training and/or behavior modification with canine clients; on-site or in-home.

Privately counsel dog owners with respect to specific behavior problems. 

Responsible for all aspects of grooming, day care, training and boarding kennel business. 

 

Self Employed 1998 to 2000

Carversville, PA 1990 to 1996

Private Professional Trainer/Behaviorist

Train basic obedience to canine clients in their homes.

Address specific behavioral problems through training and/or behavior modification with canine clients in their homes.

Teach puppy kindergarten and basic obedience group classes.

Counsel dog owners with respect to specific behavior problems.

 

Upper Southampton Township 2002 to 2004 

Southampton, PA 

Trainer

Teach basic obedience group classes.

Counsel dog owners with respect to specific behavior problems.

 

 

Bucks County Community College 1999 to 2001 

Newtown, PA 

Trainer

Teach puppy kindergarten and basic obedience group classes.

Counsel dog owners with respect to specific behavior problems.

 

Delaware Valley Akita Rescue 1989 to 2003

Pineville, PA 

Trainer

Work weekly with orphaned Akitas to promote their chances of getting a good home.

Counsel adopters to help with any behavioral problems that occur during transition period.

Since 1989, took part in the raising of more than 27 puppies whose mothers were surrendered to Akita Rescue.

 

FMC Corporation 1995 to 1998

Princeton, N.J.

Associate Chemist

Participated in all aspects of pharmaceutical research and development including formulation decisions, equipment operations, and project management.

Experienced with the processes and equipment pertaining to tableting, milling, spheronization and extrusion, pan coating and fluid bed drying, coating, and granulation.

Designed new shelving arrangement and organized colleagues for two full day storage room clean-up and reorganization.  Designed and implemented a computer program specific to the division’s storage room requirements working as primary liaison to computer consultants through completion 

Have written numerous standard operating procedure documents.  Editor of diversity newsletter.  

 

 

 

Education and Certification

Animal Behavior College – Level II Certification 2014 to Present

 

Dog Safe Canine First Aid Certification       2012 & 2016

 

Animal Behavior College – Mentor       2006 – 2015

 

American Kennel Club - Canine Good Citizen Evaluator 2003 to Present

 

Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Tri-annual Re-certification)         2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers, New York, NY

 

Pet Tech First Aid & CPR Certification, Hershey, PA       2000 & 2004

 

Delta Society Evaluator – Licensed       2001 - 2007

 

Bachelor of Science - Biology 1993

Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

 

Associate of Arts - Education 1990

Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania 

 

 

Career Enhancement Activities

Intergroom, International Educational Conference, Somerset, NJ 2015

Grooming Expo, Hershey, PA 2014

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Hartford, CT 2014

Boarding & Day Care Expo, Hershey, PA 2014

Grooming Expo, Hershey, PA 2013

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Spokane, WA 2013

Boarding & Day Care Expo, Hershey, PA 2013

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, San Diego, CA 2011

Mega Dog Daycare Seminar, Randolph, NJ 2010

Two by Four: People and Dog Behaving, Suzanne Clothier, St. Johnsville, NY 2009

Dog Behavior, Medicine & Training w/Dr. Ian Dunbar & Dr. Nicholas Dodman Madison, NJ 2009

The Biology of Emotion in People & Dogs with Patricia McConnell, Berlin, NJ 2006

Recognizing & Identifying Aggressive Behavior, Red Bank, NJ 2006

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, San Jose, CA 2005

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Denver, CO 2004

Pet Dog Trainer Certification, Tri-annual Recertification 2004

Canine Health Symposium with Jean Dodds, DVM, Wonder Dogs, Berlin, NJ 2004

“Bad Puppies & Facial Expressions” with Sue Sternberg, Red Bank, NJ 2004

Advanced Canine Behavior, Wonder Dogs, Berlin, NJ 2004

Instructor Training Course, Accord, NY 2003

National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors Annual Meeting, Maumee, OH 2003

Tufts Animal Expo 2002, Boston, MA 2002

Continuing Education Seminar for Instructors with Pam Reid, PhD. 2002

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Ellenville, NY 2001

Training for Advanced Trainers, Wonder Dogs, Berlin, NJ 2001

Alpha Bitch Conference, Richmond, VA 2001

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Houston, TX 2000

Legacy’s 7th International Behavior & Training Camp, Port Angeles, WA 2000

Animal Behavior & Training Expo, Hershey, PA 2000

Advanced Canine Behavior Seminar w/ Trish McConnell, West Berlin, NJ 2000

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Spring Retreat, Greensboro, NC 2000

Canine Aggression Seminar - Dog to Dog Aggression, Ottawa, Canada 2000

Canine Aggression Seminar- Dog to Human Aggression, Toronto, Canada 2000

Training, Behavior and Healthy Dog Conference, Lisle, Ill. 2000

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference and Trade Show, San Diego, CA 1999

“A Crash Course in Clicker Training,” San Diego, CA 1999

“The Art of Teaching People – A Primer for Training Dog Owners,” San Diego, CA 1999

American Humane Association Annual Conference and Trade Show, Minneapolis, MN 1999

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference and Trade Show, Valley Forge, PA 1998

“Gentle Leader Level 1 Course,” Valley Forge, PA 1998

“Group Classes You’ll Love to Teach,” Valley Forge, PA 1998

“Training the Trainer” - Adult Education Seminar, Mercer County Community College, NJ 1997

Nanhall Training Center – “Soft Touch” Training Seminar, Greensboro, NC 1995

Puppy Raiser for The Seeing Eye, Inc., Morristown, NJ                 1976-1983

 

 

Professional Presentations

“Canine Aggression in Shelters” - Safe Handling for Staff and Volunteers (6-hour program) 2009

Bucks County Society for The Prevention for the Cruelty to Animals, Lahaska, PA

 

“Dog Training – Who Needs It Anyway?” Pet Owner’s Conference 2006

Pet Guardian Education and Advocacy Services, Sheraton, Newtown, PA

 

“Training & Communication,” Pet Owner’s Conference 2006

Pet Guardian Education and Advocacy Services, Sheraton, Langhorne, PA

 

“Women Training Dogs,” 21st Annual Day for All Women Conference 2003

Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA 

 

“Dog Training for Women,” 20th Annual Day for All Women Conference 2002

Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA 

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