About Me

Ciara is a qualified Dog Trainer having completed a Certificate in Dog Training and Behaviour from the National Dog Training Federation of Australia and has been helping hundreds of clients to achieve their goals with their dogs in Melbourne for over 5 years. Ciara moved back home to Ireland in April 2022 and Silly Hounds Dog Training was born.

Ciara believes that training an animal should be fun and exciting, so she uses only the most up-to-date, scientific & evidence based techniques to help you achieve your goals with your dogs.

From basic obedience training to specific behavioural issues, Ciara is passionate about helping you learn how to get the best out of your dog. She aims to make each session enjoyable for both owner and pet by motivating you to learn the techniques that apply to you and your dog's life. She treats each dog as an individual with their own requirements, using reward-based training methods that work well with all breeds of dogs.

Professional development is very important at Silly Hounds Dog Training. Ciara recently became a certified Separation Anxiety Professional under Julie Naismith (a world renowned separation anxiety expert) and is the first SA Pro in Ireland.

Service Areas

Ballincollig, Blackpool, Blackrock, Blarney, Carrigtwohill, Cork City, Douglas, Frankfied, Glanmire, Glounthaune, Knockraha, Little Island, Mahon, Rochestown, Tower, Watergrasshill, Whites Cross.

Other locations may be available upon request. Please get in touch.