Meet Taiko, product model extraordinaire and one of our many #DogsOfTrue!
Job Title: Product Model
Person: Val, Marketing Design Manager
Best Dog Friend: Shadow
Time at True: 1 year, 8 months
Favorite True Product: Playful Pup Bottle Holder
Favorite True moment: When we moved into our new office, the first time I got to run around the roof with the other dogs. It was the BEST.
(Left to right: Oakley, Rain, Cedar, me and Rasta. You’ll meet them all soon.)
(That’s Erin in my kennel.)
(I’m very popular.)
Signature trick to get attention: Tripping, bumping into walls.
Worst trouble I ever got into: One time Val went into a meeting without me, so I pulled all the papers off her desk and ate her catalog.
Fun Facts: I’m the only known dog to have failed the guide dog test on clumsiness alone. Here’s what my reviewer said about me:
“Early in training, it was noticed that Taiko lacked coordination and general body control, tripping and even falling on a regular basis, especially on stairs. He was thoroughly examined by our vet and an outside neurology specialist. Though nothing definitive was found during medical testing, his coordination was compared to that of a 6 month old puppy. It was decided that Taiko’s lack of coordination could pose safety issues when guiding a blind client. Due to this, Taiko is being career changed. He is a friendly and affectionate dog who will make a nice addition to a loving family home.”
The entire True team was ecstatic when I failed the test – and I got to come back to Val and True for keeps!
Follow me on Instagram @TaikoWaiko, and check back on the True Blog soon to meet my fellow #DogsOfTrue.