Meet the Team
President/ Head Trainer
- 2005, Jennie Fuller became a certified Police K9 Instructor and Professional Obedience Trainer. This certificate includes, professional obedience and behavior modification, police patrol, narcotics and explosives detection, man trailing and SAR.
- 2005 She personally trained and handled k9 Massima (German Shepherd) for man trailing/SAR.
- They completed trailing/tracking/cadaver/ and air scenting at an EMS work shop in Virginia which Jennie attends each year
- 2005 became a REDS SAR team member located in Garner.
- 2005-19 participates in search parties for missing people and/or dogs
- 2005 Jennie personally trained and handled Belgian Malinois, k9 Lester, for narcotics detection.
- 2005 became a certified CGC evaluator.
- 2006- currently Fosters for Independent Animal Rescue
- 2006 Bogie, (Boxer/Pit) is a certified CGC that’s currently training for his NW1 title.
- 2015 Assisted in designing and developing Top Dog Training and Resort
- 2015 became a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and International Association of Canine Professionals
- 2016 Personally trained and handled K9 Chesni in Man Trailing.
- 2016 Personally trained/ certified and handles k9 Lapua in Man Trailing- currently in training to certify for Air Scenting/ CGC certified in 2019
- 2016 Trains her k9’s with local police departments
- 2017 Personally trained and certified k9 Judge in Man Trailing
- 2017 Raised and trained 2 litters of Czech/Slovakian line German Shepherds
- 2018-19 Lead Top Dog Training to win the Readers Choice Best Boarding Facility Award
- 2018 Attended a Tactical Emergency K9 Seminar
- 2019 TR Wilderness Certified
- 2019 FEMA certified
- 2019 Appeared in Episode 05-K9 Search and Rescue video which aired on UNCTV
- 2019 Developing a non-profit to rescue and retire senior dogs
- . *Peoples love and awareness of their dogs’ need for structure and exercise has allowed Jennie to follow her passion of training dogs and educating the community.
Lin “Lindsay” Shields
Boarding School Manager- Certified Trainer
- Born in Burlington, NC.
- Grew up with three German Shepherds (Zsa, Princess and Sierra) in Gibsonville, NC.
- Attended high school at Weaver Academy in Greensboro, NC and graduated with honors in academics and having completed the school’s specialized Visual Arts track.
- Attended college at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and graduated with Honors and a BFA in Animation.
- Was a Top Dog client caught the dog training bug after her Siberian Husky, Roxy, went through Top Dog’s 3-week Boarding School Program in March 2021.
- Started working at Top Dog as a Day School Trainer in June 2021.
- Began working in the Boarding School Department in October 2021.
- Obtained Certification in Pet Obedience Training at Tar Heel Canine in February 2022.
- Currently training her Siberian Husky, Roxy.
Ronni “Sharon” Vidal
Boarding School Trainer/ Day School Leader
- Raised in NC
- Always had a Deep passion for care and handling of dogs
- 2019- Prior experience as a mobile assistant dog bather
- 2021- Started working at Top Dog as a day school trainer
- Promoted to boarding school trainer
- 2022- Attended and Completed a Course to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer at Tarheel Canine