Ryder first began making dog cookies during a student work program. After his week was finished, Ryder wanted to continue his journey, and so Tommy's Choice Dog Cookies was born, in honour of his long-time companion Tommy. He partnered with Fergie's Pet Bakery in Chilliwack, BC and his dream quickly became a reality.
Ryder donates a portion of his earnings to the BC & Alberta Guide Dogs every month. These funds help aid the financial cost of raising and training support dogs for those living with disabilities in British Columbia and Alberta. The connection he has had with Tommy has enriched his years growing up with Autism Spectrum Discorder