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. Liz also takes all the social media photos, and helps with video.
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.
Ian originally got his start at a local pet store where he fell in love with dogs. He became a trainer for the store through an intensive program where he gained experience, and knowledge. Always having a love for working dogs and competition and through an effort to better his own training he came to Taylor Made Working Dogs where we quickly recognized his natural talents.
Ian is one of our up and coming training instructors as well as IPO competition handlers, you may have seen him instructing in our Saturday group classes or teaching private lessons. He has been working closely with Kris to develop his skills as a helper and is involved in the training of all the protection dogs that come through.
Rodney is the man behind our youtube channel and many of our videos, as well as our podcast! Rodney has been working in the pet industry for multiple years, first starting with the retail aspect gaining customer service and speaking skills while going to school to complete his BS in film theory discovering his true passion of capturing life on film. Rodney studied dog training and became certified here with us at Taylor Made Working Dogs where we quickly hired him! You will see Rodney Saturdays instructing group class and also during the week working with board and train dogs and private lessons.