Animal Actors at Fircroft

Mary and Rita have been sourcing, training and handling animals on set for Movies and TV commercials for over 30 years. 

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Dog Training at Fircroft

snippet2Mary Owens, vastly experienced dog trainer runs our dog training and puppy obedience classes tailored to suit each pet dog.

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Dog Boarding Kennels at Fircroft & Cattery

snippet3Specialists in quality experienced petcare, ensuring happy holidays for your dog, cat and other family pets.

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Fircroft Dog Training DVDs

snippet4For enlightened dog obedience training, Mary Owens training DVD makes dog training fun for all. 

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Dog Training, Dog Boarding Kennels & Cat Boarding at Fircroft

In 1986 Fircroft Dog Training, Dog Boarding  Kennels  & Cattery was established at Fircroft in Co.Kildare, Ireland by well known Irish dog trainers and canine behaviorists Mary Owens & Rita Moloney.  Both Mary and Rita are Life Associate members of the Irish Kennel Club and experienced obedience and working trials IKC Judges. Mary is the first Companion Dog and Obedience Competition instructor/trainer outside of the UK to be achieveThe Kennel Club's City and Guild prestigious KCAI Award at advanced level in both disciplines. 


Dog Training

Mary says 'At Fircroft Dog Training Kennels Ltd, we base all our dog training on our years of hands-on experience and our extensive studies. We enjoy a highly successful and proven track record in all aspects of dog training -  competition obedience, dog agility, working trials and the show ring.  The knowledge and experience gained helps us make it easier for our dog training pupils to learn and for us to teach their owners how best to train their canine companion.

Dog Boarding

At Fircroft's Dog Boarding Kennels  & Cattery we specialise in caring......Whether it is providing a happy holiday home for your companion dog, cat, other family pet YOU the owner’s peace of mind and a contented pet is our prime concern. Only 40 minutes from Dublin Fircroft Dog Boarding Kennels  and Cattery is set on 3 acres of dog training paddocks and secure exercise fields in the peaceful countryside of Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Film & TV work

Fircroft's trained dogs and other animals are well known throughout Ireland, UK & USA within the film industry. If you you are interested please like our Fircroft Kennels facebook page and keep an eye on it as from time to time I put up requests for particular dogs, cats or other animals. Who knows you may have just the 'star' we need.  


'We are proud of our services and visitors are always welcome, so please come and visit us and meet our long term experienced staff who will be delighted to show you around.   Bring your dog and have a day out together on one of the lovely natural forest or canal walks that surround us.'   Enjoy your pets,  Mary & Rita


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What Our Customers Say

jrTo Mary, The greatest dog trainer Ireland has ever produced,"

John Rogerson - world renowned dog trainer and canine behaviourist

bf copy"My dogs are a constant source of companionship and fun. Mary has been training dogs for years and years. She has trained hundreds of dogs for Television & Film, she is the perfect person to teach us".

Brenda Fricker, Oscar winning Irish actress and passionate animal lover

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