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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Animal Actors 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 instructor/trainer outside of the UK to be achieveThe Kennel Club's City and Guild prestigious KCAI Award at advanced level. Mary is Hon. Member of IBKCA.



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 facebook page and keep an eye on it as from time to time we put up requests for a particular dog, cat or other animals. Who knows you may have just the 'star' we need.  

Our aim - 

To provide stress free performances from any animal handled by us on set, in accordance with AHA standards, 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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