Pet Services Manager
My name is Taylor and I have been a part of the Fox Creek team since Feb 2020 in the role of Pet Services Manager.I made the big move to Gray Summit, MO in 2018 after residing in upstate NY since childhood, I love the weather and central location to everything being in the Midwest.
I have worked in the Boarding & Daycare industry since 2011 and have evaluated and consulted for many facilities across the country to improve their facility layout, staff structure, and pet care programs. I have been a Professional Dog Trainer since 2011 working with and taking classes from Cornell Veterinary School, CPDT, Fenzi Academy, Karen-Pryor Academy, Penn State Working Dogs and more. My passion led me to earn my degree in Animal Science from FLTCC. I have always enjoyed watching the bond that people create with their pets and helping in any way possible. My training philosophy has always been to make training as fun for owners and dogs as possible, you learn faster and behaviors are longer lasting if learned through play.
My house is shared with 10 dogs, a wonderful daughter, and a very understanding husband. I mostly having herding breeds; 4 Australian Shepherds that compete in performance sports, Blitz, Frankie, Oakley and Kiwi, then I have 3 Border Collies, Medic, Singe, and Arson, a poodle mix named Scribble, a sports bred mix named Tally-ho, and my heart and joy, a Dutch Shepherd mix named Firefox. My daughter also shows dogs in Junior Handlers Conformation and my husband competes in Disc Dog Events. Arson and Firefox are both multiple time Frisbee Dog World Finalists and have performed on the Incredible Dog Team.
I love showing my dogs in sports when I am not at work, I enjoy training and conquering a course, routine, or trick. We show, train and compete in herding, obedience, rally, conformation, lure coursing, disc dog, dock diving, and agility. My dogs have brought people into my life and taken me all across the country doing what we love. Ribbons, trophies, and titles are nothing compared to having fun with your best friend.