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Meet the Team

OWNER

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Jennie Fuller
Owner/ Lead Trainer/ Certified Police K9 Instructor and Professional Obedience 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.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Danielle Walker
Cert. Dog Trainer/ Instructor- Boarding School Manager

  • Born and raised in Pennsylvania yet settled in North Carolina as an adult
  • Always had dogs growing up which is where her passion for dogs came from.
  • Her love for dogs led her to foster a dog from the Burlington animal shelter
  • 2022 joined Top Dog as a Boarding School Intern and was later promoted to the Boarding School Manager
  • 2022 was the Employee of the Month
  • 2022 attended Dog Training School to become a certified Pet Obedience Instructor
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Ronni “Sharon” Vidal
Cert. Dog Trainer- Day School Manager

  • 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
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Jason Brenneman
Kennel Manager

  • 2018 entered the dog training field at Upstate Academy in Greenville, SC
  • 4 years’ experience in Puppy Foundation Training, Beginner and Intermediate K9 Trainer, taught group classes, and private in-home classes.
  • 2020 attended and completed Pakmasters e-collar course
  • 2020 promoted to Head Trainer at UAD
  • 2022 August moved to Hillsborough and joined the Top Dog team as a kennel technician
  • 2022 October promoted to Boarding School Intern
  • 2022 November employee of the month
  • 2023 February promoted to Kennel Manager
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Greisa Vasquez
Transportation Manager

  • Born and raised in Puerto Rico. I
  • 2017 I moved to North Carolina looking for a better future for my son Dylan.
  • I enjoy having fun with my family, watching movies, and having a relaxing time with my dogs Wind and Rocket.
  • May 2021, I found my perfect job at Top Dog. My shuttle dogs are like my step dogs and I love riding with them.
  • Employee of the Month twice.
  • 2021 Employee of the Year and was promoted to Transportation Manager.

BOARDING SCHOOL TRAINERS

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Clay Watkins
Boarding School Trainer

  • Grew up around animals and dogs my whole life and started training friend and family dogs in 2020.
  • Volunteered at Orange County animal shelter
  • 2017-2021 Dog sitter/walker
  • 2017 Played basketball at Guilford College
  • Volunteered at Paws4People foundation
  • Took classes in the Assistance dog Program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
  • Worked at top dog since 2020 as a Day school leader and Boarding school trainer.
  • Employee of the Month 4 times at Top Dog
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Ronni “Sharon” Vidal
Boarding School Trainer

  • 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
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Jason Brenneman
Boarding School Intern

  • 2018 entered the dog training field at Upstate Academy in Greenville, SC
  • 4 years’ experience in Puppy Foundation Training, Beginner and Intermediate K9 Trainer, taught group classes, and private in-home classes.
  • 2020 attended and completed Pakmasters e-collar course
  • 2020 promoted to Head Trainer at UAD
  • 2022 August moved to Hillsborough and joined the Top Dog team as a kennel technician
  • 2022 October promoted to Boarding School Intern
  • 2022 November employee of the month
  • 2023 February promoted to Kennel Manager
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William Suarez
Day School Trainer

LEADERS

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Robyn Joines
Kennel Leader

DAY SCHOOL TRAINERS

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Sean Spells
Day School Trainer

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William Suarez
Day School Trainer

GROOMER

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Brianna Fernandes
Groomer

CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Whitney O’Brian
Customer Service Assistant Manager

TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST

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Greg Lake
Transportation Specialist

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