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Comprehensive Canine Communication Certificate

About us

Creedons College is Ireland’s premier adult education provider for courses in the animal care industry.

Courses have been carefully designed to meet the needs of learners. Our aim is to provide learners with an education based on the most up to date science, while also taking the busy lifestyle of our learners into consideration to ensure a high success rate along with a manageable and enjoyable curriculum.

The priority here at Creedons College is to give students the knowledge, experience, and confidence to begin their new careers as animal care professionals immediately after graduating from our institution.

Ireland is crying out for canine professionals and there is NO better feeling than surrounding yourself with furry companions and calling it work!


Your tutor

Nanci Creedon M.Sc., CDBC

Dog expert ireland

Nanci Creedon is a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC), and also with  Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals (AABP).
She has a degree in Zoology and a masters degree in Animal Behaviour focusing on clinical dog behaviour. Further information on .

Nanci has been studying and attending seminars in the dog behaviour industry for over 12 years and will continue to do so throughout her career. To date she has spent almost €25,000 on continued professional development.

Nanci is also a successful businesswoman, she owns and operates Creedons Dog Care and is also the director of Creedons College. Nanci won Cork’s Best Young Entrepreneur in 2014 and continues to attend business management and development seminars.


Your course

This detailed course will explore the complexities of canine communication, a subject often assumed to be straight forward, but far more detailed than once thought.

Through videos and virtual lectures you will learn how to understand subtle signalling that dogs will use to communicate to both humans and other dogs. This knowledge will allow you to listen to the dogs around you, whether your own dogs or while working with dogs professionally.

We will investigate dog to dog communication and develop your ability to safely interpret dog play – an absolutely essential skill if you wish to work with dogs professionally, whether in a dog walking, doggie daycare, or dog kenneling environment.

Finally, an often overlooked subject matter, we will educate you on how you can use your own body language to ‘talk back’ to the dogs you work with, and communicate with them in a manner they can understand.

This course is an absolute must for dog lovers who wish to excel in their interactions with all dogs.

It is carried out over 4 lessons. Once one is completed, click the button on the bottom of the page to move to the next lesson.  If you cannot click the button, make sure you have scrolled down enough to show the button.

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Study Group

We believe that the social element of studying on a course is vitally important. We have created a private Facebook group for Creedons College students and would very much encourage you to join this group to chat with your peers.

Simply click this link to request to join the group – ensure you fill in the questions to gain access to the group



You will have an online exam to take. This can be taken only once so please ensure you have fully revised this full course before beginning the online exam. You will only have a very short amount of time to take the exam, so you must answer the questions immediately, there will not be time to review your notes while taking this exam.

Upon completion of this course you should hopefully have been bitten by the study bug!
We are here to support you on your journey to a career working with dogs, so stay in touch for progression and career advice.



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