Meet The Team...

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Kathy Currie-Eyers (RPN KPA-CTP)

Kathy 

Kathy Currie-Eyers (RPN KPA-CTP)

Kathy 

Kathy Currie-Eyers - Owner/Trainer

(RPN, KPA-CTP)

Kathy 

Tiory Martin- Manager Barrie Location 

Tiory

Jacki Currie - Manager Orillia Location

Jacki

Kathy Currie-Eyers - Owner/Trainer

(RPN, KPA-CTP)

Kathy 

Kathy Currie-Eyers - Owner/Trainer

(RPN, KPA-CTP)

Kathy 

Lindsay Logan - Trainer/Attendant

Lindsay

Jacki Currie - Manager Orillia Location

Jacki

Hailey Fairburn - Daycare Attendant

Nicholas Rynkowski - Daycare Attendant

Nich 

Jocelyn Kopitoski - Daycare Attendant 

Jocelyn

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Kathy Currie-Eyers - KPA-CTP, CTB.ccs

-- Owner & Master Trainer

Kathy has been a perpetual student in spite of her over 30 years experience. She has taken many courses, and classes and graduated Summa cum laude from Karen Pryor Academy. She also sat as chair for the Canadian Association for Professional Pet Dog Trainers, and sat on the board for Sweet Charity Medical Assistance dogs. Kathy has selected and trained many dogs in service roles for people needing assistance both physical and emotional. Kathy breeds labrador retrievers and shares her life with her 3 labs: Focus, Mulligan, and Rhythm. Kathy was also an RPN for many years working on the maternity ward and also doing home care for the disabled.

She also keeps time in her busy schedule for for husband Steve, and 4 daughters Kacy, Chelsea, Jacki, and Jessie whom have all played an intricate role in the creation, up keep, and continued success of TopDog. 

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Kayla Grant
-- Supervisor & Trainer

Kayla has always had a passion for working with animals. She started off working at an animal hospital as a veterinary assistant and pursued that for 6 years. Then she pursued dog grooming for 2 years, until she found her way to us. Kayla came onboard as a daycare attendant and quickly graduated to enrichment tech, daycare supervisor and is now apprenticing as a trainer. Kayla loves interacting with the dogs and creating fun things for them to do while they come to daycare. Kayla shares her life with her husky mix Khoah and corn snake Monty.

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Jordan Thomas
--Trainer Apprentice

Much like many dog people, Jordan stumbled into the world of dog training . He comes from a career in construction. it began with owning bullmastiffs as a child that gave him the foundation to aid his girlfriend in training her board and trains. This led him to an apprenticeship with Swissridge Kennels. After a few years of mixed training with a focus on Michel Ellis' marker training  for obedience and e-collar work,  Jordan searched for something more, and this is where we came in!  We are working with Jordan to continue to foster and develop the positive reinforcement training with marker and clicker training and focusing on a balanced approach. Jordan continues to share his knowledge with us just as we share with him. 

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Jacki Ditchburn-Currie - NFPA 1001
-- Manager & Trainer

Jacki was raised a trainer by her mother Kathy starting at a very young age, working with dogs of all breeds and sizes. Jacki then went to college and learned to be a firefighter. She also decided to venture into the business world, opening and running many different restaurants over 10 years. During this time Jacki was always involved in the dog rescue, training and rehabilitation as a passion, and continued to take courses and seminars to further her K9 education. In 2018 Jacki decided to return to the dog world. Using her business background, management skills, disciplined and hardworking nature, and dog knowledge, she, with Kathy, opened TopDog's Mutt-e-Ssori as a premiere enrichment daycare and training facility. Shortly after, she gave birth to her son Kelly!

Jacki shares her life with her Irish wolfhound Freyja, along with her two stepchildren Mikhaila and Kolton, husband Dan and their infant son Kelly completes the pack. 

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Megan Schneider
-- Attendant & Head Enrichment Tech

Megan joined our team with a background in dog care. She has a passion for animal care and hopes to build her life around the field. Megan is valued for her playful nature and genuine love for each and every client dog. Megan has taken in many rescues and enjoys helping animals of all shapes and sizes. Megan began as a daycare attendant and is apprenticing as an enrichment tech. Megan shares her life with her mastiff mix Toby.

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Alley
-- SPAW Specialist & Enrichment Tech Apprentice

Alley has always had a passion for working with dogs. She started off working in a pet store and gained interest in pet nutrition. She then explored the dog word as a professional groomer where she remained for 4 years. This drove her passion for dog welfare and to learn more about dogs and how they communicate and learn. That's where we came in! Alley joined us in March 2021 and has been learning about dog behaviour, socialization and communication between the Barrie and Orillia location ever since. Alley is apprenticing as an enrichment tech and soon hopes to join the our team of trainers. She is working towards teaching our Tutoring programs where she can further her knowledge and continue to build relationships with our pups and their families. Alley enjoys playing a front line role in shaping the minds of our pack while we get the pleasure of watching them grow. 

The TopDog team is compiled of compassionate, animal loving people who are driven to provide dogs with a safe, healthy space to express themselves, play safe, learn, and therefore create a more rounded, happy, welcomed home pet. Kathy supports and encourages ongoing training and education to keep her team on the cutting edge of the pet care and dog training world. She offers and rewards ongoing education and every member of her staff is involved in continuing education, peer mentoring and apprenticeship and either are trainers, or are working towards trainer status. That being said we'd like to introduce you to: