The dog daycare industry is growing rapidly in popularity, but as you can imagine, it is a career choice that comes with a lot of risk and responsibility, and the quality of daycare centres will depend on the knowledge and ability of the staff.

Working in a dog daycare is an exciting, fast paced, thoroughly enjoyable environment, where dog lovers can follow their passion in to a successful career. To gain employment in a successful dog daycare business, knowledge, education and ability is essential. This is why Creedons College are delighted to be able to bring this, first of it’s kind, stream of dog daycare courses to the Irish market, delivered in four stages to help learners progress in a natural, achievable, manner.

Our courses have been designed and developed by Ireland’s leading expert, Nanci Creedon M.Sc. CDBC. Nanci is the owner of Creedons Dog Care, Ireland’s longest operating dog Daycare centre, and is also an expert in dog behaviour, and is RTE’s go-to dog behaviour expert.  Nanci is also the winner of Cork City’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2015.

Dog Daycare Theory Course (DDT)

This course has been designed to provide learners with a foundation understanding of the dog daycare industry. This course is perfect for those interested in pursuing a career in the dog care industry, but are not yet ready to commit fully, or those who are ready to begin their journey toward becoming a dog daycare expert. ‘FIND OUT MORE’

Dog Daycare Supervisor Programme (DDS)

This course is a thorough, complex course, preparing the learner for a career with both fun and responsibility. The Dog Daycare Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the business operates smoothly and successfully from a staff and dog care point of view. The supervisor will work extremely closely with management, and will have a lot of responsibility and control over the day to day activities. ‘FIND OUT MORE’


Practical Dog Management (PDM)  – QQI Level 6 Minor Award

The Practical Dog Management course is the next step in the journey toward pursuing a career in the industry. Once you have completed the DDT course, graduates are invited to enrol on the next PDM course. This three-month course will provide learners with real life experience working with groups of dogs in a dog daycare environment, essential for those who wish to gain employment in the industry. Upon completing this course, you will be ready to work professionally in a dog daycare as a floor staff member, caring for lots of happy hounds. ‘FIND OUT MORE’

Dog Daycare Owner / Manager Programme (DDOM)

This course prepares learners for running their very own dog daycare centre. Launching your own dog daycare centre is a brave decision, but also comes with risk. It is essential that prior to launching your daycare centre, or taking over the management of a centre, you educate yourself on all of the many different elements of business management. Upon completion of this programme learners will know all that they need to know about owning and operating a dog daycare centre, plus how to avoid commonly made mistakes. ‘FIND OUT MORE’

Dog Daycare Owner Mentoring Programme (DDMP) is an additional support package for graduates of all four courses who are about to open their own business, and wish to have the support of expert Nanci Creedon for the first 12 months of operations.