Taylor Mariani

Taylor is the head trainer, founder and CEO of Taylor’ed Canines; She has a passion for helping owners and their dogs build a stronger relationship through clear communication based on trust and respect. Although she has been professionally training dogs for 7 years her love for dog training started as a child; she realized as a young teenager she had a talent with dogs when her neighbours, friends and family members were asking for her help with their dogs. This passion blossomed into starting her own dog walking and pet sitting business while worked as a part time trainer under another business. Soon enough her clients were pushing her to go out on her own, this is how Taylor'ed Canines was created.

Taylor owns a 7 year old Shiloh Shepherd named Kipp,  and a 2 year old  Shiloh named Bane.

 Kipp has earned his:

  • Therapy dog certification

  • CGN certification

  • CRN, CRA and CRX rally obedience titles

  • CL-1R, CL-1H, CL-1F agility titles

  • SD-S scent detection title


  • 2x HIC Barn Hunt Novice 

  • R-FE/NS

Taylor also has a love for horses; she has owned and shown reining horses for over 10 years, placing top in Ontario over a dozen times, as well as placing 3rd in the world in 2008. When Taylor is not enjoying time with her dogs or at the family farm she likes to stay physically active by working out at the gym to be able to keep up with the ever increasing physical and mental challenges that dogs can require.

Taylor has completed her 

  • Bachelors of science ( University of Guelph )

  •  Dog training certification (Animal Behaviour College)

Taylor has completed an intensive hands on  5 day  Force Free e-collar workshop hosted by the respected  Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg.


She has  completed online dog training courses from world renowned trainers such as:

  • Michael Ellis - Focused Heeling

  • Forest Micke - The Heelers Toolbox 1

  • Dr. Ian Dunbar - SIRIUS puppy course                                                       -  GROWL class for reactive dogs

  • Dr. Sophia Yin - Perfect puppy in 7 days                                                 -  hyperactive/reactive dog course

  • Tyler Muto - Loose Leash Walking​                                                     - Reactive Dog

Taylor is a certified:

  • C.L.A.S.S. Instructor and evaluator 

  • CGN evaluator 

  • Animal Behaviour College Mentor

Taylor volunteers for the community by donating her time to the College Royal Dog Show as a trainer (2016 and 2017) as well as a dog show judge (2017). She hosts fundraisers for the Guelph Humane Society and Pet Protect Guelph whenever possible.

She has also earned certificates for completing the following online courses

  • IACP-DTF (Dog Trainer Foundation Exam)

  • Pet first aid and CPR

  • Defensive dog handling skills

  • Pet nutrition

  • Veterinary support assistant 

  • Pet adoption

  • Animal physical therapy​

Taylor is a member if the of APDT (associations of professional dog trainers) as well as IACP (International associations of canine professionals)

Bane has earned:


  • ABI Canadian Champion

Carly Stephens

Carly is a part time doggie daycare attendant at Taylor'ed Canines, she is a fourth year zoology undergraduate student at the University of Guelph, and is no stranger to working with lots of different animals. With a few years of experience in a veterinary clinic, she has worked with a variety of different dogs and cats. Her passion for dogs runs so deep that she was prompted to get one of her own in January of 2018. Her sidekick, Hudson, is a lovable and energetic Spangold retriever who has a love for every dog and human that he meets. He is currently training with hopes of becoming a therapy dog at some point in the future. Aside from Hudson, Carly is also fond of her parents 13 year old cockapoo, Kiska, and her three rabbits, Bella, Orion, and Bailey. Carly hopes to one day pursue a career in veterinary medicine, but when she isn't studying you can find her on the field or in the arena playing for both the University of Guelph field lacrosse and ringette teams.

Aimée Brazeau

Aimée is a doggie daycare attendant at Taylor'ed Canines. She grew up in Northern Ontario working first hand with livestock, show horses and committing 5+ years volunteering at local dog & cat rescues. Aimée’s animal involvement is not only work related, she’s spent most of her life riding quarter horses & is no stranger to showing & rodeo. In 2015 she added a Border Collie X Australian Shepard named Paisley to her clan of four legged children & he’s been by her side both on & off horseback ever since. Aside from Paisley, in September of 2019 she adopted a senior cat named Maximus who suffered from feline diabetes. With time, patience & structure he has since reached diabetic remission & has developed quite the funny personality. Aimée is also very passionate about plants & living a sustainable lifestyle. When her & Paisley aren’t at work you can often find them enjoying the sun while trail walking, swimming and backpacking, they have both completed Level 1 & 2 obedience class with Taylor and continue to work on their partnership.

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