The concept of TopDog began over 25 years ago with Kathy Currie-Eyers' dream. She dreamt of creating a caring, learning environment for dogs. A place they could go and learn skills that would make them valued members of their families and keep them in their forever homes. With science based training, positive reinforcement and ongoing education, we have helped hundreds of dogs work through various behavioural issues, and develop deeper, happier relationships with their people.
That dream became a facility in 2005, with the opening of our first location in Barrie. Since then the TopDog brand has excelled, winning multiple awards such as Barrie's Best Facility. Along with Readers Choice awards under categories of Training, Daycare and Grooming. Most recently they were honoured with the Consumer's Choice award and places in the top three for Communnity Votes Barrie 2021. Top Dog's Muttessori recently stole the show in the Barrie scene taking top spot for Dog Training and 2nd place for Dog sitter all the way from Orillia!
Over the years we begin researching enrichment for dogs . Jacki had a man cub and fell in love with the concept, structure and routine of Montessori education. That's when Topdog's Muttessori was born! We are a premium Montessori inspired Enrichment and Training school where dog's can come to play, exercise, and learn while you work! We offer enrichment daycare, day school based training programs, as well as group classes and individualized training and in-home overnight care.
We also operate Just-n-Time Rescue which is a small but loving all-breed dog (and the occasional cat) rescue that operates out of TopDog in Barrie. Since conception, Just-n-Time has helped save many dogs from euthanasia and even more find the right furever home.