Liz Snider is a Certified dog training instructor with over 9 years professional experience. She specializes in foundation Obedience, problem solving of unwanted behaviors, and modification of dominant/aggressive cases. Liz is a registered member of the IACP, and was an ACK CGC evaluator for many years. She has experience working with service/therapy dogs, and an absolute passion towards these animals. Currently training her own dogs in the sport of Schutzhund it’s her dream to compete at high level. She has put BH’s IPO1’s and CGCs on both her personal dogs, and client dogs as well as Dock Diving and herding titles.
Her love of dogs first began as a young child, always having family dogs and actively competing in Obedience with her local 4-H club. Although Liz’s real start in dog training didn’t truly begin until the age of 19 when she took home her first dog. An Australian shepherd named Cosby. Cosby suffered from a large range of aggressive behaviors and in an effort to understand what was happening and to fix her friend she began taking classes. From there her talent was discovered by her instructor who took Liz under her wing and in to her first dog training program. From there she gained several certifications and a very heavy background in positive training. Liz began to grow, gain experience and learn new methods, it was with this that she started to train privately as well as pet sit, dog walk and board dogs that most other trainers wouldn’t touch. She grew interested in search and rescue and started to look for her first working line German shepherd in 2013. Upon taking home this dog her life changed forever. Liz found herself in the world of Schutzhund and fell in love. She now follows her dream each day working closely with Kris Taylor here at Taylor Made Working Dogs, Leading group classes, private lessons and working with boarding dogs.
Gabe has been with us for almost a year, he has excelled in his career with Taylor Made Working Dogs moving from kennel tech to kennel manager overseeing all the general care for our dogs and boarding dogs. Gabe has been working with dogs for most of his life, doing pet obedience with his childhood dogs and later moving on to competition obedience and IPO (schutzhund). Gabe is currently training under Kris Taylor to better his helper work. He is a classified trial helper with the USCA and has recently put a BH on his first dog.
The newest addition to the Taylor Made crew, Stetson Scribner has been working with dogs for quite some time. He got his start with an all positive trainer, where he experienced working with dogs of all shapes and sizes. Stetson was drawn to working dogs, and curious about their training, which is how he found his way to us. Stetson has since begun working with his first workingline GSD, Crisis, and in a very short time has put a BH on her along with an AD. Stetson is working closely with owner/head trainer Kris Taylor, to perfect his skills as a helper.
Maiah first came to us as a client, interested in doing IPO with her then puppy Oso. She quickly grew a love for the sport, a love for training and a passion for pet photography. Over the past year and a half Maiah has grown as a trainer working closely with the Taylor Made team, she put a BH on her very first dog Oso at 15 months of age and is currently headed towards her IPO1, and developed great skill in photography. She is the eye behind almost all of our photo content here!