Nanci Creedon, M.Sc.
Division Chair, Ireland Division
Nanci Creedon, M.Sc. is a full-time dog behaviour consultant and tutor with Creedons College in Ireland, Nanci’s primary degree is in Zoology from University College Cork and has a master’s degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Newcastle University. Like many, Nanci is a fan of Life Long Learning and is currently taking a Medical Neuroscience course.
Nanci opened Creedons Dog Care, Irelands longest operating dog daycare centre, in 2010 and launched Creedons College in 2013.
The most rewarding element of Nanci’s career is training budding dog training and behaviour professionals at Creedons College, as sees a great need for educated, competent pet professionals in Ireland.
As Ireland’s first certified dog behaviour consultant, Nanci feels great responsibility in promoting ethical, science-based dog care in Ireland, and appears regularly on Irish TV and radio educating viewers and listeners on all things dog, working hard to clear up outdated myths and delivering ‘user friendly’ dog behaviour advice.
Nanci’s primary passion is dog bite prevention. In 2015 Nanci set up www.dogbitepreventionireland.com, and through this site provides accessible, step by step advice.
In 2017 Nanci’s research, “Dog bite injuries to humans and the use of breed-specific legislation: A comparison of bites from legislated and non-legislated dog breeds” was published in the Irish Veterinary Journal and she is currently working on more dog bite research.