Tory J Topping
Certified Professsional Trainer

Tory Topping is a graduate of National K-9, and received the recognition of Certified Professional Trainer, by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. In addition, Tory received his B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa and taught for seven years.

*International Association for Canine Professionals

Letter from Tory

Hello, my name is Tory Topping and I, along with my family, own and operate Stone Hollow Dog Training and Boarding located near the beautiful Mississippi Valley of northeast Iowa, just five miles south of Cascade. I've ALWAYS been a dog lover, whether it was playing with the dogs on my grandfather's farm, having a pet in our family home, or working with my search and rescue dogs. I've always been lucky enough to have a life filled with canine companionship, which is why my family and I are currently working to transform my grandfather's century farm into the ideal setting for the training and boarding of canines.

Growing up in Cascade, a rural farm community, I graduated high school and attended the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), where I received a degree in Elementary Education in 2000. Upon graduation I was lucky enough to secure a position as a second grade teacher at Carpenter Elementary in Monticello, IA which is just a few miles from my hometown. My return to Cascade was not solo, I also came home with a buddy of my very own, Coby, a little eight month old yellow Labrador retriever. A short time later my luck doubled (with Coby's help), I met Abby. Abby, a life-time dog lover and lab-owner, immediately fell for my adorable Coby. So after years of dating, Abby and I were married in 2004. And to this day, I give all the credit for me finding Abby to my canine friend Coby! Because it was truly the love of dogs that brought and has kept us together ever since.

After teaching for seven years, I decided, with the support of my family, to turn my enjoyment for dog training into a full-time career. In the summer of 2007 I attended National K-9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, OH. I returned to Cascade with a growing excitment and love for my new career choice. Today with the help of my wife, our daughter, Ashley, and son, Trenten, we are working to fill the beautiful valley we live in, with puppy paws, wagging tails and smiling owners. The opportunity to educate pet owners is so rewarding to me because I am able to teach solutions that help ease stress and tension and make life better for owners, families, children, and of course, dogs. It really is the best of all worlds and my true life calling!

So we hope you consider Stone Hollow Dog Training and Boarding when you look at obedience training and boarding. Our goal is to provide you and your canine with training solutions and education that are safe and rewarding for the life of your pet.

Tory Topping

Contact Information:

Tory Topping - Trainer/Owner
21882 Badger Road
Cascade, Iowa 52033

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