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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 

Jacki Currie - Manager Orillia Location

Jacki

Kathy Currie-Eyers - Owner/Trainer

(RPN, KPA-CTP)

Kathy 

Kathy Currie-Eyers - Owner/Trainer

(RPN, KPA-CTP)

Kathy 

Jacki Currie - Manager Orillia Location

Jacki

Lindsay

Nicholas Rynkowski - Daycare Attendant

Hailey Fairburn - Daycare Attendant

Nich 

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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 lab, Focus and her wheaten mix, Irie. 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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Maddy LeBrun
-- Facilities Supervisor & Trainer Apprentice 

Maddy started her journey in the dog world back in 2018 and she quickly fell in love with it. It's really important to her to have a special bond with each and every dog and for them to know they're apart of the family. She really enjoys learning about all things dog and hopes to become a trainer one day. Maddy will be working with Jacki and the team on learning more about dog behaviours, communication and body language. Over the short time she's been here, she has worked herself up to be the daycare supervisor and is slowly getting into training. Maddy shares her life with her Boston Terrier Joe. Joe is blind and will also be joining us to work on confidence and impulse control in group settings

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Jacki Ditchburn-Currie - NFPA 1001
-- Facility Manager & Head 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 also shares her life with her Irish wolfhound Freyja and Labrador Cybele.  

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Cas McVean
-- Head Administrative Officer & Daycare Tech Apprentice

Cas started her journey in the cat world 5 years ago and has done amazing work in the rescue, care and rehabilitation of cats. She then jumped into the dog world in July 2021 and has found a passion here as well. Cas' main focus is to help take some admin off Jacki's plate - she will be the one behind the computer who does all of the nitty, gritty admin work. Cas shares her life with her family dog Koda - a Bernese Mountain Dog. Koda will be helping Cas gain more confidence in dog training and management of behaviours under the guidance of Jacki and the team.   

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Lisa Graham-Nichols

-- Daycare & Enrichment Tech & Trainer Apprentice

Lisa has always had a love for animals, and quite enjoys the daycare setting. Lisa is currently in a training course and with the fine tuning skills of Jacki and Kathy she's well on her way to becoming a wonderful trainer. Lisa loves hanging out with the dogs and learning anything she can. Despite Lisa only working a few hours a week with us, she has certainly made an impact. Lisa shares her life with her standard poodle, Wilson. 

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Alley Lee

-- Special Appearances! 

Alley moved on to a wonderful opportunity closer to home with the SPCA, and she is loving it! But she just can't quite stay away. Popping in from time to time to help out, and hang out - it's always a joy to have Alley hangin' out and being silly with our pack!

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Kathy Currie-Eyers - KPA-CTP, CTB.ccs, CDC
-- Owner Abroad, Summer Staff & 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 lab, Focus and her wheaten mix, Irie. 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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Maddy LeBrun - KPA - DTF
-- Facility Supervisor & Trainer Apprentice 

Maddy started her journey in the dog world back in 2018 and she quickly fell in love with it. It's really important to her to have a special bond with each and every dog and for them to know they're apart of the family. She really enjoys learning about all things dog and hopes to become a trainer one day. Maddy will be working with Jacki and the team on learning more about dog behaviours, communication and body language. Over the short time she's been here, she has worked herself up to be the daycare supervisor and is slowly getting into training. Maddy shares her life with her Boston Terrier Joe. Joe is blind and will also be joining us to work on confidence and impulse control in group settings

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Lisa Graham-Nichols

-- Daycare / Enrichment Tech & Trainer Apprentice

Lisa has always had a love for animals, and quite enjoys the daycare setting. Lisa is currently in a training course and with the fine tuning skills of Jacki and Kathy she's well on her way to becoming a wonderful trainer. Lisa loves hanging out with the dogs and learning anything she can. Despite Lisa only working a few hours a week with us, she has certainly made an impact. Lisa shares her life with her standard poodle, Wilson. 

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Kelly
-- The Real Boss!

Kelly is Jacki and Dan's son and the true boss! He has all the girls wrapped around his finger. Kelly deploys dog watchers and chooses who will be lucky enough to be his playmate each PA day. Kelly will be joining us more often during the summer break so you just may see him helping out Cas in the office, dog watching with his dad, or helping his mom and the girls with their training sessions! Kelly shares his life with his Labrador Cybele who is currently training to be his service dog!

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Jacki Ditchburn-Currie - NFPA 1001
-- Owner and Operator & Head 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 is currently a volunteer firefighter with the Oro-Medonte fire department! 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 also shares her life with her Irish Wolfhound Freyja and Labrador Cybele.  

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Cas McVean
-- Head Administrative Officer & Daycare Tech

Cas started her journey in the cat world 7 years ago. She has done and continues to do amazing work in the rescue, care, and rehabilitation of cats. She then jumped into the dog world in July 2021 and has found a passion here as well. Cas' main focus is to help take some admin off Jacki's plate - she will be the one behind the computer who does all of the nitty, gritty admin work. Cas shares her life with her family dog Koda - a Bernese Mountain Dog. Koda will be helping Cas gain more confidence in dog training and management of behaviours under the guidance of Jacki and the team.   

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Dan Ditchburn

-- Daycare Tech & Enrichment Apprentice

Dan is not only Jacki's oldest friend, but also her ex-husband, and Kelly's dad! While this is his first time with Jacki as his boss - he joins the team 16+ years of experience "working for" Jacki! He comes with years of experience wrangling dogs and aiding Jacki with her board and trains. Dan is enjoying seeing the other side of dog watching and has been learning the in's and out's of our daily enrichment under the guidance of Jacki and the team. Dan shares his life with he and Jacki's Irish Wolfhound Freyja.

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Sam Cordery

-- Daycare tech & Enrichment Apprentice

Sam joins the team as a daycare tech and enrichment apprentice. She will be joining us part-time as she works towards her dream of becoming a full-time firefighter! You guessed it, Sam volunteers with Jacki for the Oro-Medonte fire department! Sam brings a wonderful energy to the daycare and is loving to learn all things dogs and enrichment! Sam shares her life with her 4 dogs Minnie, Klover, Wilson and Mako! 

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Alley Lee

-- Special Appearances! 

Alley moved on to a wonderful opportunity closer to home with the SPCA, and she is loving it! But she just can't quite stay away. Popping in from time to time to help out, and hang out - it's always a joy to have Alley hangin' out and being silly with our pack!

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:

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