Practical Dog Management Course


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Enrolment Information

To enrol

  1. Hold your place with the refundable €100 deposit
  2. Complete the Creedons College QQI Programme Application Form and submit it to
  3. A member of staff will review and will be in touch to let you know if your application has been successful
  4. Complete payment (Finance for Creedons College courses can be applied for online at The Lough Credit Union via this link


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Start Date April 2022

April 16th & 17th

May 14th & 15th

July 9th & 10th

At our premises in Cork City

This course leads to a QQI level 6 minor award in Work Practice 6N1947, which will be applied to work environments where dog handling is the focus.

Work Practice

This course requires 20 days of work practice at a work place where you are required to participate in dog handling. While this course focuses on doggie daycare centres, it is also just as applicable to multiple work environments where you work with groups of dogs, such as boarding kennels, assistant dog centres, and more.

Ideally all 20 days of work practice should be completed by the completion of the course delivery. If you cannot complete the placement you can still take a place on the course, just please discuss this with us directly.

Course Overview

A career working with dogs may have seemed too good to be true, but in today’s society, career opportunities working with dogs are more plentiful than ever before.

However, the general requirement is that the applicant have a proven ability to carry out the work to a high standard. This is why we are very excited to be able to launch the Practical Dog Management programme to Ireland. This course is the first of it’s kind, and will prepare graduates for a successful career in the following industries;

  • Dog Daycare
  • Assistant Dog Carer
  • Dog Rescue Charities
  • Boarding Kennels
  • Dog Sitting & Dog Walking
  • Working Dog Carer (customs dogs / sniffer dogs etc.)
  • And any line of work where managing the welfare of the animals is paramount.
  • is far more accessible then ever before. Creedons College have designed the Practical Dog Management course with the needs of the learner in mind. We have created a programme that has had extremely high satisfaction rates and a high ratio of graduates going on to become professionals in the dog care industry.

This course is;

  • Delivered on weekends, facilitating those working fulltime, or travelling from a distance
  • Just three months long, meaning you will be ready to work professionally in next to no time
  • Intense classroom sessions, maximising the learning outcome of each session to ensure that your knowledge and skills develop rapidly
  • Focused on facilitating a warm, friendly, inclusive learning environment where strong life long friendships are made while sharing a love for dog care.

*For course modules and classroom dates, see below.

Duration and Delivery

This programme will be delivered part-time over a three month period. Programme content is delivered over two initial weekend sessions, two months work placement, and one final weekend session.
** If learners cannot commit to the two months work placement, please contact the college directly for alternative options.

Additional Information

Click to Download the programme descriptor where you can find out more information on this programme.


One fee of €999
** The Lough Credit Union has approved this course for financial loans.
*** This course has been approved for many grants and state funding.

Terms and Conditions

This course leads to a QQI level 6 minor award in Work Practice 6N1974

Alternatively, you can choose to do a shorter work placement, which would be certified by Creedons College alone.


Course Content

Unit 1 Business Characteristics

Unit 2 Issues, Challenges and Trends in the Dog Care Industry – Problem Prevention and Problem Solutions

Unit 3 Legal Obligations of a Dog Care Centres

Unit 4 Dog Care Policy Design, Development, Implementation and Review

Unit 5 Dog Care Procedures Design, Development, Implementation and Review

Unit 6 Communication Skills

Unit 7 Dog Care Operational Skills

Unit 8 Dog Care Work Placement

Additional information


Book as stand alone course, Combine Booking with Dog Daycare Supervisor course (save €200)

Start Date

April 2022