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The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants believes that high-quality, science-based behavior modification for companion animals should be accessible to everyone, and we are dedicated to sharing our community and education as far and wide as possible. Our IAABC Ireland Division brings together trainers, behaviorists, shelter and rescue workers and volunteers, the veterinary community and academic researchers both in our online groups and at our yearly conference.

If you work in animal behavior, joining IAABC as a Certified or Associate Certified member demonstrates your commitment to excellence in your field.

All our consultants are bound by the IAABC Code of Ethics, which includes a commitment to using the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive effective intervention when working with animals and their human companions.

Nanci Creedon, M.Sc.

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and appears regularly on Irish TV and radio educating viewers and listeners on all things dog, working hard to clear up outdated myths and delivering ‘user friendly’ dog behaviour advice.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.

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