Dogs of True: Taiko

Meet Taiko, product model extraordinaire and one of our many #DogsOfTrue!

Taiko Modeling

Name: Taiko

Job Title: Product Model

Taiko & BoneModel Taiks

Person: Val, Marketing Design Manager

Val

Best Dog Friend: Shadow

Shadow & Taiko

Time at True: 1 year, 8 months

Puppy Taiks

Favorite True Product: Playful Pup Bottle Holder

Eating the Bottle

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.

Dog Collision!

(Left to right: Oakley, Rain, Cedar, me and Rasta. You’ll meet them all soon.)

Favorite activity: I love testing the Beer and Wine FREEZE Cups – I take them from Erin in HOST and run around the office with them.

Erin in Crate

(That’s Erin in my kennel.)

Office Friends

(I’m very popular.)

Signature trick to get attention: Tripping, bumping into walls.

Clumsy Taiks

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.

Hard at Work

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!

Canadian Tuxedo TaikoTaiko at the OfficePuppy Pillow

 

Follow me on Instagram @TaikoWaiko, and check back on the True Blog soon to meet my fellow #DogsOfTrue.