Leading the way in Superior Dog Care in Cork
Creedons Dog Care offers elite dog care services for busy dog owners to help them provide their dogs with the very best of dog care in an environment where your dog is our primary care and truly becomes part of the Creedons family.
How it all began…
Nanci, was already working in the pet care industry, running Doggie W.A.G.S., a very successful dog walking and grooming service. She was in such demand that she was turning away dogs, and dispite three walks daily, her huskys still had energy to burn off at the end of the day. That’s when she came up with the idea of a designated indoor play centre for dogs. Through the internet she quickly found out that doggie daycare was a booming industry stateside, and after talking to lots of Cork based dog owners she quickly learned that there was a massive demand for a similar service in Ireland.
After seven long years of planning, researching, saving, and furthering her own education, Nanci took the plunge and opened the doors to Creedons Doggie Daycare, Munster’s first and only dedicated dog care centre with complimentary services.
One of the most important priorities to Creedons is that positive reinforcement and gentle handling of all dogs was of the utmost priorities. There are a lot of old school theories and thoughts to dog handling, but thanks to life long learning, Nanci is keen to maintain forward thinking, progressive dog handling practices, and help to educate the general public on why old school methods should be forgotten, and why modern positive techniques work!
The team at Creedons has grown to include:
Nanci Creedon – Behaviour consultant
Nanci Creedon M.Sc IAABC-CDBC, AABP-CDBC, CPDT-KA, APDT(Ire) NTA(Pet Psy.).
She has also appeared as expert witness in the district court in Cork City providing expert opinion in relation to a dog bite case.
Nanci has been a regular contributor on RTE’s Today with Maura and Daithi since 2013, covering topics as varied as DNA identifying mongrel dogs, to dealing with serious aggression and everything in between, and was a long term regular contributor on 2FM’s Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene.
I’ve somehow gathered the most amazingly wonderful team along the way, sharing my vision and passion. Our love for dogs unites us and motivates us to continue to grow and develop while supporting each other through good and bad days. Every day I thank my lucky stars that stubbornness and hard work has brought Creedons, and the Creedons team, to where we are today.”
Jessica Long – Senior Administration
Jessica Long BA, MA, H. Dip, PDE
Jess is our Senior Administrator, who can be found anywhere from reception to daycare. A background in fostering gave her the push to pursue a lifelong love of dogs and combine her extensive administrative and education experience with a role in Creedons Dog Care and Creedons College. Jess has a BA, H. Dip Professional Diploma in Education, MA and with her education background, she is passionate about educating future dog care workers with Creedons College and she makes sure the college runs smoothly and efficiently. Jess was adopted by Ziggy and Archer; the vet assures her that they are dogs but cannot be more specific! Jess has certificates in both practical dog care and recognising medical abnormalities.
“Joining the Creedons team was an absolute dream come true, where every day is bring your dog to work day and I get to see my favourite Daycare 2.0 floofs every day! I love that I learn something new every day and even office work generally comes with a furry accomplice! What’s not to love?”
Claire Ryan – Head Trainer
Claire joined Creedons Doggie Daycare after successfully graduating as a dog trainer from Creedons College. The team were super impressed with Claire’s passion for learning, commitment to providing the best care possible for dogs, and her winning positive attitude. Claire is a certified puppy expert with the School of Canine Science and has a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Canine Obedience and Training. She completed a course in Animal Behaviour Consulting: Principles and Practice and is currently studying a certificate in canine science.
“After many years working in the skin care industry I was looking for a career change. Creedons college offered a dog training course that I couldn’t pass up. I was easily able to study and transition into a new career with the flexibility Creedons college offered. Upon successfully completion of the course I was offered a position with Creedons dog care and I haven’t looked back since. Creedons has taken me under their wing and guided me into a profession that is more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. I am always looking for the opportunity to upskill and learn more about dog training and Creedons gives me that. I have successfully completed a number of courses while working with Creedons and the learning isn’t going to stop there.”
Sarah Murphy – Assistant Manager
Sarah is our Assistant Manager. She started in Creedons as an intern but it soon became apparent that she was here to stay. She took to dog care like a duck to water and has her own fur-baby at home, Dobby the jorkie. Since joining the Creedons family, Sarah has completed a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Canine Obedience and Training and a Certificate in Practical Dog Care with Creedons College, she is a qualified Canine First Aid Responder and has a Certificate in Recognising Medical Abnormalities. She also has Certificates in Comprehensive Canine Communication and Dog Evaluations. Sarah is also a qualified Manual Handling Instructor. The next step in her career will be to become a Professional Dog Training Instructor.
“I can honestly say that coming to work for Creedons is one of the best things I’ve done. Starting as an intern it was always apparent how invested Creedons is in their staff. Constantly pushing you to be the best you can be. I went from being stuck in a job I hated to loving coming in to work every day. Every day I’m learning something new and with Creedons college there is no limit to where I can go with my new career.
It’s true what they say ‘Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life'”
Nicole Bruton – Front of House
Nicole joined the Creedons team in 2018, bringing a wealth of
administrative experience and a lifelong love of dogs. She has never been without a dog at home and is the proud dog-mom of Margot the Labrador cross and Mabel the Beagle. Nicole is a Certified Accounting Technician and she has certificates in both Receptionist Skills and Excel Programming. She recently completed a Professional Dog Grooming Assistant course with Creedons College and hopes to further her studies with the college to become a qualified groomer. She uses her extensive admin experience to keep our Front of House and College running smoothly!
‘When the opportunity to join the team here at Creedons came up, I jumped at it. Working with dogs seemed like it would be a dream come true and to be fair, I have not been disappointed! I have been lucky enough to expand my knowledge through studying with Creedons College also and I look forward to learning so much more’
Lianne Clancy – Daycare Assistant
Lianne is the newest member to the Creedons Family. She started with us as an intern and we simply could not let her go. Lianne comes from a farming background so she grew up with animals of all different sizes. Her love for dogs and her work ethic is inspiring. She is always eager and willing to learn. She has a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Dog Grooming, QQI Level 5 Certificate in Canine husbandry and QQI Level 6 in Canine studies and management. She is going to continue to upskill by studying with Creedons College. Lianne works in our daycare and caters to our hotel guests at the weekend. She hopes to own her own boarding service in the future.
Lee Casey – Daycare Assistant
Lee came to us an intern but he soon became one of the family. His eagerness to learn all thing dog care is admirable and he took to dog care like a duck to water. Since joining the Creedons family he has completed a Certificate in Practical Skills in Dog Daycare and is currently studying to become a Professional Dog Grooming Assistant. Lee looks after our Creedons Clubhouse dogs during the week as well as our hotel guests at the weekend.
“I wanted a career change from Finance and saw that Creedons offered a internship program that I thought was perfect for me! I have learned so much from all the team and it has given me invaluable knowledge about our canine friends. I grew up with dogs and have always been comfortable around all different breeds. I finally feel I found my canine calling!”