Dog Behaviourist Cork | Dog Expert Ireland

Dog Behaviourist Cork

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We expect so much of dogs in today’s busy world. Don’t show fear, don’t show aggression, don’t get overexcited, don’t hate children, and please just be ‘normal’.

There’s no such thing as a ‘normal’ dog, but Nanci Creedon can help you overcome behaviour problems in the very best way possible.

To book a private training session, please get in touch for the booking form by clicking here

Many people claim to be dog behaviourists, and while there is currently no restriction on using that term (anyone can claim to be a behaviourist), we currently only have three certified dog behaviourists here in Ireland. Maureen Byrne in Louth, Jill Hyslop in Waterford, and our very own Nanci Creedon (

Nanci has been studying in the industry for 12 years, and has a masters in Animal Behaviour, focusing on clinical dog behaviour, at Newcastle University, and is planning on beginning working for a Ph.D. investigating dog bites in Ireland.

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Nanci now appears regularly on RTE’s The Today Show

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Her dog expertise are requested on radio shows and newspapers nationally.

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Nanci recently gave expert witness evidence in the Cork District Court on a case involving a dog bite incident

  • Behaviour Consultations work in the following way.
  • First, Nanci will meet with you and your dog, either at our centre or in your home. She will thoroughly investigate the issues you are having, and provide an explanation to why you are seeing these behaviours. Nanci will then talk you through the behaviour modification plan.
  • Nanci will follow up the session with a fully detailed report (closer to a full book!).
  • Next, you will have a hands on training session with Nanci to help you acquire the skills you will  need to implement the training programme.
  • You will have a 3 month support package to help you while you implement the advice from the behaviourist.
  • We close up the behaviour modification programme with a 30 minute sit-down meeting with Nanci where you can discuss how the modification worked, and how to ensure you don’t slip back in to old habits.


  • Ideal for dogs having difficulties with fear, aggression and all manner of unruly behaviour.
  • A behaviour modification programme will be designed specifically for your dog’s needs.
  • These sessions can cover anything from puppy issues to older rescue dogs who are a little unsure about life, and everything in between.
  • If you are having problems with your dog and you don’t know what to do next, this is the option for you.

Nanci has the following qualifications:


Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant – International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants

Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant – Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals

Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Association of Pet Dog Trainers Ireland

Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers


  • Masters Degree Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Newcastle University)
  • Honours degree in Zoology (UCC)
  • Diploma in Pet (Dog) Psychology (NTA)
  • Distinction diploma in Canine Studies (Oxford College Distance Learning)
  • Distinction diploma in Canine Behaviour & Training (Happier Hounds Dog Training)
  • FETAC Level 6 Animal Grooming (St. Johns Central College)
  • Distinction in Dog Training and Behaviour (COAPE)
  • Distinction Fetac Level 6 Canine Obedience and Training (Dog Training Ireland)
  • 3 times certified Canine First Responder (Dog Training Ireland / Pet Problems)
  • FETAC Level 5 Animal Welfare
  • Nanci is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the only Cork based skills and knowledge assessed APDT Ireland member.
  • Contact us here for further details

Private dog behaviour consultations to help you overcome serious behaviour challenges with your dog


Do you need help with serious dog aggression?


Is your dog barking and lunging at dogs or people on the streets?


Does your dog go crazy when people come in to your house?


Or perhaps your dog has had a very tough start in life, and is now showing fearful dog behaviours, or perhaps abnormal behaviours?


Here at our dog behaviour clinic the very first thing we will tell you is that we know you are trying your best, and we are here to help!


The number one response we get from clients who have come to see our behaviour team is that they felt such relief after their first session with us. To know that you are not alone, and that there are experts here to support you and guide you to behaviour modification can be very powerful and take a massive weight off your shoulders.


Nanci Creedon M.Sc CDBC is Ireland’s very first certified dog behaviourist (if you are not sure what that means, read this blog

Nanci and her team can help overcome all behaviour problems, though it won’t be easy! It will take time, it will take commitment, and it will take making changes to help support your dog in overcoming their unwanted behaviours.


We offer many different behaviour modification packages, so get in touch and we can help ensure that we set you up with the right package for your needs.