About The Dog Centre

The Dog Centre is a specialised adventure group dog walking services and behaviour and training academy in Kilkenny.

 

The Dog Centre adventure walks are an elite, fun filled off / on lead outdoor walk supervised at all times by our team of highly qualified canine carers. 

 

The Dog Centre adventure walks are ideal for dogs who are left home alone for most of the day, young puppies who require socialisation and training in their early stages, high active dogs who need more exercise and stimulation or any dog that loves to play and make friends. 

 

At The Dog Centre, we strive for the best for your dog through helping them learn through positive play and training, learn bite inhibition and socialise in a safe environment with other dogs that match their play style and activity level and care for them as if they were our own. 

 

Dog walks helps dogs and puppies of all ages beat boredom, burn excess energy and improve their basic obedience as positive training is a big part of the day to day routine at The Dog Centre.

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What Customers Say

Charlie is a very anxious dog and doesn't settle well with others, however this is never the case with Suzy, Charlie gets so excited when he sees her. Suzy is amazing with dogs and knows exactly how to make sure they're exhausted upon returning home.  She looks after them all so well as if they were her own which is all any dog owner would ever want for their dog! We often wonder what we would have ever done without Suzy

Charlie's owner

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Our Team

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Suzi

I began The Dog Centre as a dog walking business back in 2013 and it has grown and expanded into what it is today.  I've studied and hold a cert in Animal Behaviour, an honours degree in Media and PR, diploma and qualifications in Canine behaviour & psychology, dog and puppy training, dog care and certified as a canine first responder along with 4 years experience of working closely with and caring for rescue dogs at PAWS Animal Rescue Ireland as a canine carer and fosterer.  I love working closely with dogs and understanding their individual characters and behaviours.  I'm very passionate about dog rescue and working closely with dog owners to help develop communication and the best relationships with their canines.

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Dagmara

Dagmara is our fully qualified on-site dog trainer and behaviourist at The Dog Centre.  With an extensive list of achievements and diplomas from canine behaviour, training and dog fitness to animal assisted therapy and canine psychology, Dagmara has always been passionate about gaining a better understanding in communication with animals and dogs in particular.and helping you to build a bond with your pooch to assist them to become a well rounded and happy dog. Dag's training approach is based on individual respect and learning through positive reinforcement. 

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Christina

Christina is one of our canine carers and supervisors of our daycare activity and lounge areas. Christina's love of animals extends beyond her 3 golden retrievers, Bob, Daisy and Sammy to her cats, rabbits and alpacas! She has recently left her career in business behind to follow her true passion of working with dogs and recently completed her Level 5 QQI in Animal care and is a qualified groomer and canine first responder and holds a diploma in Canine behaviour and training. 

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Olivia

Olivia is one of our canine carers and supervisors of our daycare activity and lounge areas.  Olivia's passion in working with animals has led to her completing a level 5 QQI in animal care and considers working closely with canine companions in The Dog Centre a dream job. At home, she is mammy to three grown up children, one dog, two cats, seven chickens and her husband!