Aunty Clare – Alpha & Pack Leader (most of the time!).
Aunty Clare is quite honestly the reason most of our gorgeous doggies rush into creche reception in the morning! Everyone receives a cuddle and an Aunty Clare fuss (and a treat, if they are good!).
Both owner of the creche and general ‘Dogs’ body, she is always eager to please with a waggy tail and smile. Loves making new friends and welcoming the newbies! Clare has owned dogs all her life and for the last 15 years has been ‘mum’ to two English Bull Terriers. Dolly, a Fawn & White Bully, she had from a pup (and sadly lost her 4 years ago at the age of 14), and Mr Moo, her white, with black ears sidekick.
Dolly took part in several productions of Oliver! as Bullseye, on stage at both The Regent in Ipswich and The Spa Theatre in Felixstowe.
Aunty Clare is NVQ Level 2 & 3 trained in Animal & Equestrian Care & Management. She is also BHSAI trained, following a successful equine career. She is an Advanced Canine First Aider, has taken part in several ‘Doglaw’ seminars and is currently doing a course so she can offer structured 6 week ‘Puppy Training’ courses at creche.
Abbie – General Manager & Chief Dog Cuddler!
Abbie joined IDDCC in 2019 whilst doing her Apprenticeship – Level 2 NVQ Canine Carer Course with us. She is now fully qualified and has been promoted to Manager. She does an amazing job of looking after all your pooches. All the dogs love an Abbie cuddle and her dedication to making your dogs have the best day is amazing.
Abbie is Canine First Aid Trained and Canine Behaviour Level 3 Trained
Uncle Danny – (Aunty Clare’s Better Half?)
Director Danny, general odd job man and supporter of all things canine. Being ex military Danny can rally to any occasion and when in creche is immediately piled on by all the dogs who simply love him. Despite being an above knee leg amputee, he copes brilliantly and has many strings to his bow including: Competent Sailor, PADI Master Diver , Volunteer for Sea Cadets & Advanced First Responder. Quite frankly nothing stops him and Aunty Clare often has to tell him to sit down and behave!
Having had dogs for many years, and rehabilitated bait dogs Danny is extremely experienced in all things ‘dog’. He is currently doing an NVQ 3 course in Canine Welfare and Management, and he is also Canine & Human First Aid Trained.
Danny has recently qualified as a Level 3 Canine Welfare & Behaviourist.
Mr Moo – Admin Alpha & creche clown!
Rescued at the age of just 11 months Alfie or ‘Mr Moo’ as he is better known, did not have the best start in life. We was re-trained by Aunty Clare & Danny (which took some doing – English Bull Terriers are very stubborn!)
English Bull Terriers are known as the ‘Clown’ Breed, daft as brushes and always trying to make you smile. Definitely a ‘Marmite’ breed with their eggy shaped heads, you either love them or not, but Mr Moo will always try his hardest to soften your heart with his soppy grin. He loves dressing up and taking part in the various theme weeks at creche – Mr Moo is quite the diva!
Princess Dotty – the new kid on the block!
Meet ‘Dotty’! Dotty by name and nature is Aunty Clare & Uncle Danny’s new kid! An 11 month old girly who’s had a bit of a rough start but has quite clearly landed on her paws in her new family!
We look forward to watching her develope and learn a few new skills and tricks from the rest of the pack!
Welcome to our creche family Dotty!