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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 become a big part of my life. At home I have three beautiful dogs; a GSP, Labrador 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 bred both detection and family dogs in the past. I decided to pursue this hobby further after high school at Top Notch.

I am currently studying commerce and Mandarin full time, with an interest of possible animal study in the future. When I’m not studying, I’m spending my spare days at Top Notch.

Building relationships with the dogs in our care is always my favourite part as each one has something unique to offer!


Sian – Dog Specialist

Hi I’m Sian, and I’ve always had a deep-rooted affection for all things furry and four-legged. I had the opportunity of growing up on a farm and got to be surrounded by a range of animals. Among them, dogs held a special place in my heart, especially Golden Retrievers. Their boundless love and loyalty never cease to amaze me.

I am currently studying to gain my Animal Care Certificate, then am wanting to further my career in the future with zoo keeping or vet nursing.

Despite my enduring love for dogs, my home is ruled by three charismatic feline friends. So, while I can’t have a dog of my own, I channel my passion for these wonderful creatures into my work here at Top Notch Kennels. ​



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.