Hey there, thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Taylor, and I’ve wanted to start this journey for some time now. As a certified dog trainer and prior vet tech, I have thousands of hours of experience training dogs, solving behavior problems, and spending way too much money spoiling my own pups.
To all of my current and aspiring dog owners – you have come to the right place.
Puppyhood is hard. It’s fun and fluffy and also full of accidents, mistakes, sleepless nights, and a whole slew of things you simply wouldn’t have thought of before. When I brought home my most recent addition, an eight-week-old Australian shepherd, I was convinced there was not a single toy or training aide I hadn’t thought of. Until she had no interest in anything except my pant legs. If only there would have been some preparation checklist somewhere I could have referenced! Well, now there will be.
Having trained dogs as a hobby and, more recently, professionally, I’ve felt the growing pains of bringing a new dog into your home or having to solve new issues that arise, seemingly out of nowhere. My goal is to use both my knowledge and experience to create digestible and straightforward content that will help you on your training journey. I have thousands of ideas, tips, and tricks of the trade that can solve even the most complicated behavioral issues or simple training hiccups.
Some topics I’ll cover on this blog include:
- Potty Training
- Crate Training
- Basic Obedience
- Enrichment Ideas
- Loose-leash Walking
- Types of Chews, Toys, & Treats
I want to create a space for learning, expression, and growth for both us and our pets that we share our lives with.
As we go, please feel free to email me any comments or questions that pop into your head, as I love making new connections with both humans and animals. If you have any ideas for content you would like to see, product recommendations, or partnership questions, I’d be happy to go over any of those with you as well.
Thank you for coming to the Canine Compendium, and together, we will create the most inclusive and extensive dog content on the web, all in one place!