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

Tiory Martin- Manager Barrie Location 

Tiory

Hailey Fairburn - Daycare Attendant

Hailey

Jacki Currie - Manager Orillia Location

Jacki

Nicholas Rynkowski - Daycare Attendant

Nich 

Jocelyn Kopitoski - Daycare Attendant 

Jocelyn

Kathy Currie-Eyers - Owner/Trainer

(RPN, KPA-CTP, CTB.ccs)

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. 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. 

Tiory Martin- Manager Barrie Location 

Tiory has been working with dogs for many years and had lots of experience with large breeds and challenging behaviour issues. As well as working the SPCA for quite a few years and helping to rehab dogs there, she also volunteered at Bear Creek Animal Sanctuary for years. Working with Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh my!!She has her own pack of rescue dogs (Lenny, Fancy, Blayze, Synder, and Kaco) who have all gone through extensive training to be the wonderful companions they are today. Tiory spends her spare time with her enormous pack which at a current count of 5 keeps her quite busy! Their favourite pastimes are pack walks and ongoing education in manners and dog sports. 

Jacki Ditchburn-Currie - Manager Orillia Location

Jacki was raised an amateur trainer by her mother Kathy. Jacki decided to venture into the business world, opening and running many different restaurants over 10 years before turning back and putting her business background and dog knowledge together. Jacki shares her life with her lab Peek who is her best friend of 12 years, and her two Irish Wolfhounds Fitzpatrick and Freyja, along with her two stepchildren Mikhaila and Kolton, husband Dan and their infant son Kelly completes the pack. 

Lindsey Logan - Trainer/Attendant

(KPA-CTP, CTDI)

Lindsey is a Karen Pryor training partner, and certified trick dog instructor, she shares her life with her three Australian shepherds (Ranger, Autumn, & Ash). Lindsey has been caring for, breeding and training dogs for many years now and can’t picture herself doing anything else. Lindsey spends her spare time teaching her dogs a wealth of tricks amounting to over 130!   

Hailey Fairburn - Daycare Attendant and Trainer apprentice 

Hailey has been a dog lover her whole life, and grew up with dogs in her life every step of the way. She is so happy she decided to explore it as a career! Hailey shares her life with her exuberant labrador River, and Australian shepherd Loki. She recently completed a dog trainer course through ICS, and aspires to become KPA certified. Hailey spends her spare time with her dogs, and as an amateur musician.   

Jocelyn Kopitoski - Daycare Attendant and Trainer apprentice 

Jocelyn always new she was destined for animal life. She grew up on a farm and competed in horseback riding when she was younger. She began volunteering at vets, and kennels and found her true passion in dogs. She began her path of working in daycares, vets offices, and boarding facilities until she landed at TopDog! Jocelyn is our very own in-house amateur photographer, and aspires to continue her education to pet instructor. Jocelyn shares her life with her 3 dogs Jaxon, Baron, and Mulisha.   

Emily Venator - Trainer

(A.H.T)

Kathy and Emily have been friends for years when their paths crossed years ago when Kathy was competing in Obedience trials with her Dog Justy. Emily has shared her life with a number of different breeds of dogs since she started taking ‘formal’ obedience classes when she was 8 years of age and earned her first ‘High Scoring’ award in CKC events when she was still a Junior Handler.In more recent years, Emily has focused on Obedience, Agility, Herding, Disc and Flyball plus competed with her own dogs in the breed ring and handled for others. 

Nicholas Rynkowski - Daycare Attendant

Nicholas began working at TopDog as a co-op student from St Peter’s, he was an amazing co-op and we decided to hire him! He has been working here since and also attends Ryerson University. Nich is focusing on a career in computers but does a fantastic job of dog wrangling while he pursues his education.  

Kayla Foran Daycare attendent

and back up Groomer

Kayla works primary at our Mutt-e-Ssori Location as a Daycare Attendant and enrichment tech but is also a skilled but reluctant groomer and fills in for us as a groomer in a pinch. Kayla has two beautiful Shepards Khoah and Rayden 

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;

Phone

Barrie: (705) 812-7529

Orillia: (705) 796-3647

Locations

Barrie: 366 Huronia Rd 

Orillia: 63 Dunedin

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