There are plenty of early mornings and late nights coming back from the races but Taylor would not have it any other way.
“I have to try and place them where they have a chance,” Taylor said.
“Everyone always stirs me and says, 'have dog, will travel'."
He is also heavily involved with the Dacey kennel, helping prepare their greyhounds as well as travelling their dogs around the state to race.
Taylor refers to the veteran Daceys, Claude and Norma, as like family, people who have guided him as a trainer as well as always offering advice.
As well as training, Taylor works part-time at Albion Park on the track as a starter, kennel attendant or helping out on the gate.
Of his chances on Thursday night, Church Mouse shapes as Taylor’s best hope, previously winning on a Thursday night at Albion Park with her previous trainer Kerry Hoggan.
Taylor acquired Church Mouse from a Barcia Bale and Shanae's Magic litter for Masters races with an eye to breeding down the line after she ran a slick time of 22.5 seconds over the 395-metre trip at Albion Park earlier in her career.
After finishing second at Ipswich last start, Church Mouse is expected to appreciate the step up in trip this week and be aided by the inside draw.
Taylor said he would be disappointed if Church Mouse and Aston Ajax both did not run in the top four on Thursday night.
“It is going to be exciting to have a couple of runners on a Thursday night, hopefully they go well,” Taylor said.
“I have not had many Thursday night runners before now, a couple more suitable dogs in the kennel would be nice.
“That will be my next step next year, to attract a couple of decent 500-metre dogs, competitive over that distance.”