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About us

Topline K9 Services is a family owned business with the dog in focus. The core team consists of Illya and Johanna, both with a lifelong passion for dogs, and many years of extensive dog experience. When the two of them met, Illya had been working and training professionally with dogs for many years all over the world. Meanwhile, Johanna had grown up in Sweden and frequently visited her relative's Rottweiler kennel in Finland. As an adult, she continued her passion for training, working and showing her own Rottweilers. Both of their goals were to start their own kennel featuring a training and boarding facility. After having looked long and hard for the right property to come along, they finally found the 15 acres Lake Mathews property located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Topline K9 Services was born.


Topline K9 Services offer a wide range of services including obedience training, behavior modification, social and environmental training, protection training, swimming, agility, group classes and private sessions. We also offer boarding services.

Let's face it, nobody really wants to leave their dog in someone else's care, especially not strangers. However, there comes a time when we all have to do it, no matter how hard it is. We understand that it can be unsettling, and downright nervewrecking to part from your pooch; hence we welcome you and your furbaby over for a visit prior to any stay with us. To further add to your peace of mind, we send you updates on your furbaby throughout the day via texts, pictures and videos.

As much as we love our dogs and spoil them rotten with love and affection, we understand the importance of training. The goal here at Topline K9 Services is to improve the relationship between you and your dog, leading to an even stronger bond, and better understanding of ones roles in the family. After first having talked to you in depth about what your behavioral and social goals are for your dog, we make an assessment of him/her, and agree on a suitable program. 


Here, you and your dog become part of our family. The best review is when your dog doesn't want to go home at the end of their stay. Although it sounds like a cliche', it actually happens all the time! 


Thanks For Reading!

"…She absolutely loves coming there and actually runs away from me when I come to pick her up as she wants to stay and play with all her friends. I know she gets all the love and attention at your facility as she does at home, and that makes me feel good about leaving her. She comes home totally worn out from playing, and I love getting the pictures and videos throughout the day to see what shes doing..."


Michele Yeslinek, Mia's owner

 "...Illya and Johanna are very responsible, and always put the dogs' needs before their own. When I had to go to Europe for six months, I had no worries leaving Libra with them. She loves them!"


Zita Peledaite, Libra's owner

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