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The Top Notch Kennel Team

Jess – Dog Team Lead

Dogs have been a big part of my life ever since I can remember. I grew up with German shepherds and huskies, now I have my own fur babies; Obi the black lab and Millie the Staffy.

I compete regularly in dog agility and have attended Scent Work and Tracking courses and have completed a Certificate in Dog Psychology, Behaviour and Training. I have also trained sled dogs in -40°c in beautiful snowy Canada. I hope to further my doggy knowledge while working at Top Notch.

I am currently studying a Batchelor of Applied Science part-time, and hope to move into environmental science, that includes training and using dogs to help find invasive plant species in large spaces. My other days are spent playing with my furry friends at Top Notch.

Interacting with dogs, learning their little quirks and comparing their behaviours is my favourite part about working here at Top Notch​.



Nadia – Dog Specialist

Growing up with dogs has made them a big part of my life. I have three beautiful dogs; a GSP, lab X and a foxy all who I adore.

I am an experienced dog owner and have completed a pet first aid course. I have also been involved with breeding both detection dogs, and family dogs in the past.

I joined the Top Notch team after leaving high school. While working here I studied and completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Canterbury. However, because of my love of working with animals I have decided to pursue a different career path and I am now studying veterinary nursing. I am very excited to further my knowledge of animals!

Building relationships with the dogs in our care is always my favourite part of the job, they all have something unique to offer!



1162 Springs Rd, Lincoln 7676 Canterbury

We are located between Prebbleton and Lincoln, 20 minutes from Christchurch airport and Christchurch city centre.

Superior dog kennels, exceptional care for your dogs.